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Notable dates of special days, religious holidays, celebrations and Bank holidays in 2017 in the UK.


Religious and otherwise

For UK Public/Bank Holidays –
2015 -2018

Dates given in good faith but we
cannot guarantee accuracy


New Year’s Day 1st January

(2nd in lieu)

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
(Nanakshahi calendar)
5th January
Epiphany 6th January
Burn’s Night 25th January
Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
Chinese New Year / Year of the Rooster 28th January

Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

6th February
Parinirvana Day 8th February
St. Valentine’s Day 14th February
25th February
Shrove Tuesday
(pancake day)
28th February
Ash Wednesday 1st March
St. David’s Day (Wales) 1st March
Commonwealth Day 13th March
Purim begins 12th March
Holi13th March
St. Patrick’s Day17th March
26th March
Easter Monday 1st April
Palm Sunday 9th April
Pesach – 1st day 11th April
Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 13th April
Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th
Good Friday14th April
Easter Day 16th April
Easter Monday17th April
Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April
St. George’s Day 23rd April
May Day (UK) 1st May
World Red
Cross/Red Crescent Day
8th May
Wesak (Buddha Day) 10th May
Mothers’ Day
(USA, Australia)
14th May
Ascension Day 25th May
Ramadan begins 27th May
Spring Bank Holiday 28th May
Shavuot – 1st
31st May
Coronation Day  2nd June
Whit Sunday4th June
Queen’s Official Birthday 10th June (to be confirmed)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June
Trinity Sunday 11th June
Corpus Christi15th June
Martydom of
Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
16th June
Fathers’ Day (United
Kingdom / USA / Canada)
18th June

Prince William’s Birthday

21st June
Armed Forces Day 24th June
Eid al-Fitr 25th June
of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)
St. Swithin’s Day 15th July
August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 7th August

August Bank Holiday
(England, Wales, N. Ireland)

28th August
Eid Ul-Adha1st September
Fathers’ Day
(Australia and New Zealand)
3rd September
Navrati – 1st
21st September
Day of Peace
21st September
Rosh Hashanah
(Jewish New Year)
21st September
Al-Hijra (New Year) 22nd September
Yom Kippur 30th September
Succoth – 1st day 5th October
Diwali begins 19th October
United Nations
24th October
Halloween 31st October
Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November
Armistice Day 11th November

Remembrance Sunday

12th November

Prince of Wales’s Birthday

14th November

Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

24th November
St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland) 30th

Milad Un Nabi

1st December
Advent Sunday 3rd December
Bodhi  Day 8th
Chanukah – 1st day 12th December
Christmas Eve 24th December
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day (St. Stephen’s Day) 26th December
New Year’s Eve /Hogmanay 31st December

All dates are given in good faith but as many religious
dates are based on the lunar calendar we cannot guarantee accuracy.