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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2018
Religious and otherwise
Dates given in good faith but we cannot guarantee accuracy
New Year's Day 1st January Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Nanakshahi calendar) 5th January Epiphany 6th January Burn's Night 25th January Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
6th February Parinirvana Day 8th February Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) 13th February Ash Wednesday 14th February St. Valentine's Day 14th February Maha Shivratri 14th February Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog 16th February Purim begins 1st March St. David's Day (Wales) 1st March Holi 2nd March Mothers Day (UK) 11th March Commonwealth Day 12th March St. Patricks Day (Ireland) 17th March Palm Sunday 25th March Good Friday 30th March Pesach - 1st day 31st March Easter Sunday 1st April Easter Monday 2nd April Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 15th April Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April St. Georges Day (England) 23rd April Wesak (Buddha Day) 30th April World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day 8th May Ascension Day 10th May Ramadan (begins) 16th May Shavuot - 1st day 20th May Whit Sunday 20th May Trinity Sunday 27th May Spring Bank Holiday 28th May Corpus Christi 31st May Coronation Day 2nd June Queens Official Birthday (to be confirmed) 9th June Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Eid al-Fitr 15th June Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) 16th June Father's Day (UK) 17th June Prince Williams Birthday 21st June Armed Forces Day 30th June Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 12th July St. Swithin's Day 15th July August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 5th August Eid al-Adha 22nd August
August Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N. Ireland)
27th August Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 10th September Al Hijra (New Year) 11th September Yom Kippur 19th September International Day of Peace 21st September Succoth- 1st day 24th September Navratri 1st day 9th October United Nations Day 24th October Halloween 31st October Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November Diwali 7th November Remembrance Sunday 11th November Armistice Day 11th November
Prince of Waless Birthday
14th November Milad Un Nabi 20th November Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 24th November
St. Andrews Day (Scotland)
30th November Advent Sunday 2nd December
Chanukah - 1st day
3rd December Bodhi Day 8th 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.
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