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Notable dates of special days, religious holidays, celebrations and Bank holidays in 2020 in the UK.



Religious and otherwise

For UK Public/Bank Holidays –
2018 – 2021

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
Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat 25th
Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II 6th February

St. Valentine’s Day

14th February
Parinirvana Day 15th February
21st February
Shrove Tuesday 25th February
Ash Wednesday 26th February
St. David’s Day (Wales) 1st March
Holi 9th March
Commonwealth Day 9th March
10th March
St. Patrick’s Day
17th March
Mothers Day (UK) 22nd March
Palm Sunday 5th April
Pesach – 1st day 9th April
Good Friday 10th April
Easter Monday 12th April
Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April
Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April
Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April
St. George’s Day
23rd April
24th April
Wesak (Buddha
7th May
World Red
Cross/Red Crescent Day
8th May
Ascension Day 21st May
Eid al-Fitr 24th May
Shavuot – 1st day 29th May
Whit Sunday
31st May
Coronation Day  2nd June
Trinity Sunday 7th June
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June
Corpus Christi 11th June
Queen’s Official Birthday
(to be confirmed)
13th June
Martydom of
Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
16th June
Fathers’ Day UK 21st June
Prince William’s Birthday 21st June
Armed Forces Day27th
of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)
13th July*
St. Swithin’s Day 15th July
31st July
August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 3rd August
Hijra (New Year)

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

31st August
Rosh Hashanah
(Jewish New Year)
19th September
Day of Peace
21st September
Yom Kippur 28th September
Succoth- 1st day 3rd October
Navratri 1st day 17th October
United Nations
24th October
Milad Un Nabi 29th October
Halloween 31st October
Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November
Remembrance Sunday 8th November
Armistice Day 11th November
Diwali 14th November
Prince of Wales’s Birthday 14th November
Martydom of
Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)
24th November
Advent Sunday 29th November
St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland) 30th November
Bodhi  Day 8th December

Chanukah – 1st day

11th December
Christmas Eve 24th December
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day (St. Stephen’s Day) 26th December

28th Bank holiday UK in lieu

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.