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Notable dates of special days, religious holidays, celebrations and Bank holidays in 2019 in the UK.



Religious and otherwise

For UK Public/Bank Holidays –
2017 – 2020

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
Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig5th

Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

6th February
Parinirvana Day 8th February
St. Valentine’s Day 14th February
1st March
St. David’s Day (Wales) 1st March
Holi 2nd March
4th March
Shrove Tuesday  (pancake day) 5th March
Ash Wednesday 6th March
Commonwealth Day 11th March
St. Patrick’s Day
17th March
Mothers Day (UK) 31st March
Palm Sunday 14th April
Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April
Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 15th April
Good Friday 19th April
Pesach – 1st day 20th April
Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April
Easter Sunday 21st
Easter Monday 22nd April
St. George’s Day
23rd April
6th May
World Red
Cross/Red Crescent Day
8th May
Wesak (Buddha
18th May
Whit Sunday 20th May
Trinity Sunday 27th May
Spring Bank Holiday 28th May
Ascension Day 30th May
Coronation Day  2nd June
Eid al-Fitr 5th June
Queen’s Official Birthday
(to be confirmed)
9th June
Shavuot – 1st day 9th June
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June
Martydom of
Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
16th June
Father’s Day
16th June
Corpus Christi20th
Prince William’s Birthday 21st June
Armed Forces Day 29th June
of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)
12th July
St. Swithin’s Day 15th July
August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 5th August
12th August

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

26th August
Hijra (New Year)
1st September
Day of Peace
21st September
Succoth- 1st day 24th September
Navratri 1st day 29th September
Rosh Hashanah
(Jewish New Year)
30th September
Yom Kippur 9th October
United Nations
24th October
Diwali 27th October
Halloween 31st October
Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November
Milad Un Nabi 10th November
Remembrance Sunday 10th November
Armistice Day 11th November

Prince of Wales’s Birthday

14th November
Martydom of
Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
24th November

St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

30th November
Advent Sunday 1st December
Bodhi  Day 8th December

Chanukah – 1st day

23rd 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.