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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2017
Religious and otherwise
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 Maha Shivratri 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 Holi 13th March St. Patricks Day 17th March Mothering Sunday 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 April Good Friday 14th April Easter Day 16th April Easter Monday 17th April Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April St. Georges 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 Day 31st May Coronation Day 2nd June Whit Sunday 4th June Queens Official Birthday 10th June (to be confirmed) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Trinity Sunday 11th June Corpus Christi 15th June Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) 16th June Fathers' Day (United Kingdom / USA / Canada) 18th June
Prince Williams Birthday
21st June Armed Forces Day 24th June Eid al-Fitr 25th June Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 12th July St. Swithin's Day 15th July August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 7th August
August Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N. Ireland)
28th August Eid Ul-Adha 1st September Fathers' Day (Australia and New Zealand) 3rd September Navrati - 1st day 21st September International 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 Day 24th October Halloween 31st October Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November Armistice Day 11th November
Prince of Waless Birthday
14th November Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 24th November St. Andrews Day (Scotland) 30th November
Milad Un Nabi (Shia)
1st December Advent Sunday 3rd December Bodhi Day 8th December 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.
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