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United Kingdom (N. Ireland) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Pound (GBP)
  • Internet domain: .uk - Telephone code: +44 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
    Measurements follow the imperial system
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 19, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday march 1, 2024Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday march 10, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday march 17, 2024St Patrick's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 18, 2024St Patrick's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday march 27, 2024Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Monday april 1, 2024April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 8, 2024Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday april 21, 2024Queen's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Belfast MarathonSports events
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    Monday may 6, 2024Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Monday may 27, 2024Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 12, 2024Battle of BoyneSecular holiday
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    Sunday july 14, 2024Emmeline Pankhurst DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday august 26, 2024Summer Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday february 19, 2024
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    Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)

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    Friday march 1, 2024
    Culture : Saint David (Welsh: Dewi Sant, c. 500 – c. 589) was a Welsh bishop of Mynyw (now St Davids) during the 6th century; he was later regarded as a saint. He is the patron saint of Wales. David was a native of Wales, and a relatively large amount of information is known about his life. He is traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non and the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion. He was made a saint during the Welsch resistance to the Normans.

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday march 10, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. Called "Mothering Sunday" in the UK

    St Patrick's Day

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    Sunday march 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com)

    St Patrick's Day

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    Monday march 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : He was born in Britain and was captured by Celts and taken to Ireland as a slave. When fifteen, he escaped and made his way back to Britain. Later he became trained as a monk, and returned to Ireland. Mainly thanks to Patrick's influence, Ireland had an age of literacy while the rest of Europe plummeted into the Dark Ages. (shagtown.com)

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday march 27, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    Queen's Anniversary

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    Sunday april 21, 2024
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    Belfast Marathon

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Sports events : Www.belfastcitymarathon.com/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Early May Bank Holiday

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    Monday may 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four May 1 (May Day), November 1 (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act 1871 was introduced. It stated that no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday. 100 years later the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed, specifying the majority of the current bank holidays, although New Year's Day and May Day were not introduced throughout the whole of the UK until 1974 and 1978.

    Spring Bank Holiday

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    Battle of Boyne

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    Friday july 12, 2024
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    Emmeline Pankhurst Day

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    Sunday july 14, 2024
    Culture : (14 July 1858 - 14 June 1928) outspoken reformer committed to securing women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on numerous occasions for her protests at the lack of political rights for women in the UK.

    Summer Bank Holiday

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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