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United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland (Wales) : 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

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Wednesday February 1, 2023Teachers strikeSchool holidays
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Wednesday February 1, 2023Teachers srikeSchool holidays
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Teachers strikeSchool holidays
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Friday February 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 27, 2023Half-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday March 1, 2023Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday March 5, 2023St Piran's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 21, 2023Queen's AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday April 22, 2023St George's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 1, 2023Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Saturday May 6, 2023Coronation DaySpecial Events
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Friday May 26, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 29, 2023Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Monday June 5, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday July 24, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday August 28, 2023Summer Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Teachers strike

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Wednesday February 1, 2023
School holidays :

Teachers srike

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Wednesday February 1, 2023
School holidays :

Teachers strike

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday February 17, 2023
School holidays :

Half-term holiday (end)

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Monday February 27, 2023
School holidays :

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Saint David's Day)

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Wednesday March 1, 2023
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 Piran's Day

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Sunday March 5, 2023
Culture : A 5th-century Cornish abbot and saint, supposedly of Irish origin. He is the patron saint of tin-miners, and is also generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall [Wikipedia]

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 31, 2023
School holidays :

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 17, 2023
School holidays :

Queen's Anniversary

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Friday April 21, 2023
Culture :

St George's Day

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Saturday April 22, 2023
Culture : A major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century. The Cross of St George was flown in 1497 by John Cabot on his voyage to discover Newfoundland and later by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. In 1620 it was the flag that was flown by the Mayflower when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts. The tradition of celebration St George's day had waned by the end of the 18th century after the union of England and Scotland.

Early May Bank Holiday

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Monday May 1, 2023
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.

Coronation Day

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Saturday May 6, 2023
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Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday May 26, 2023
School holidays :

Spring Bank Holiday

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Monday May 29, 2023
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday June 5, 2023
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday July 24, 2023
School holidays :

Summer Bank Holiday

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Monday August 28, 2023
Secular holiday :