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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)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Robert Burn's nightEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)Events, celebrations...
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Thursday March 17, 2022St Patrick's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Sunday March 27, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday April 21, 2022Queen's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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Monday April 25, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Belfast MarathonSports events
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Monday May 2, 2022Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Thursday May 5, 2022Local electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday June 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Friday June 3, 2022Queen's Platinum JubileeSecular holiday
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Monday June 6, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Battle of BoyneSecular holiday
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Thursday July 14, 2022Emmeline Pankhurst DayEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
School holidays : Www.education-ni.gov.uk
official calendar gazetted by the Education Department
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Number of teaching days: 185
PISA ranking (average 493): 509 (among the 15 best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 18
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 700
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed dates till Aug 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you


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Robert Burn's night

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
Culture : Burns Night or Burns Nicht or Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns(1759–1796), author of many Scots poems.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday February 21, 2022
School holidays :

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
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.

St Patrick's Day

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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)

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday March 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Mothers' Day

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Sunday March 27, 2022
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

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
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 holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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 April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Queen's Anniversary

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Thursday April 21, 2022
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Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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Belfast Marathon

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Sports events : Www.belfastcitymarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Early May Bank Holiday

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Monday May 2, 2022
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. In 2020, the May Day bank holiday is set to be moved, so it can be used to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Local election

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Thursday May 5, 2022
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Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Public holiday

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Thursday June 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Friday June 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday June 6, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
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Battle of Boyne

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Secular holiday :

Emmeline Pankhurst Day

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Thursday July 14, 2022
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.