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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2020
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 Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat 25th January Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January Accession of Queen Elizabeth II 6th February
St. Valentine's Day
14th February Parinirvana Day 15th February Maha Shivratri 21st February Shrove Tuesday 25th February Ash Wednesday 26th February St. David's Day (Wales) 1st March Holi 9th March Commonwealth Day 9th March Purim begins 10th March St. Patricks Day (Ireland) 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. Georges Day (England) 23rd April Ramadan (begins) 24th April Wesak (Buddha Day) 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 (Pentecost) 31st May Coronation Day 2nd June Trinity Sunday 7th June Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Corpus Christi 11th June Queens Official Birthday (to be confirmed) 13th June Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) 16th June Fathers' Day UK 21st June Prince Williams Birthday 21st June Armed Forces Day 27th June Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 13th July* St. Swithin's Day 15th July Eid al-Adha 31st July August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 3rd August Al Hijra (New Year) 20th August
August Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N. Ireland)
31st August Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 19th September International Day of Peace 21st September Yom Kippur 28th September Succoth- 1st day 3rd October Navratri 1st day 17th October United Nations Day 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 Waless Birthday 14th November Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 24th November Advent Sunday 29th November St. Andrews 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.
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