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United Kingdom of G.B. & N. Ireland : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

United Kingdom of G.B. & 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, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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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 February 1, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Shrove TuesdayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Ash WednesdayEvents, celebrations...
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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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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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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Monday May 2, 2022Early May Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Monday May 16, 2022London International Wine & Spirits FairTradeshows
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Thursday June 2, 2022Spring Bank HolidaySecular holiday
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Friday June 3, 2022Queen's Platinum JubileeSecular holiday
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Saturday June 11, 2022Trooping the ColourEvents, celebrations...
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Monday June 13, 2022London AEGON Tennis ChampionshipsSports events
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday June 27, 2022Wimbledon Tennis CupSports events
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Friday July 8, 2022Silverstone British Grand PrixSports events
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Monday July 18, 2022Farnborough International Air ShowTradeshows
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Find all local calendars here: https://www.gov.uk/school-term-holiday-dates

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 :

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Shrove Tuesday

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Culture : Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of shrovetide , somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. [Wikipedia]

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Culture : The first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. [Wikipedia]

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.

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
Culture :

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

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

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

London International Wine & Spirits Fair

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Monday May 16, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.londonwinefair.com lasts 3 days 2022 edition confirmed

Spring Bank 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 :

Trooping the Colour

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Saturday June 11, 2022
Culture : A ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British sovereign. date depends on wheather forecast [Wikipedia]

London AEGON Tennis Championships

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Monday June 13, 2022
Sports events : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2022 edition confirmed

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Wimbledon Tennis Cup

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Monday June 27, 2022
Sports events : Www.wimbledon.com 2022 edition confirmed

Silverstone British Grand Prix

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Friday July 8, 2022
Sports events : Www.silverstone.co.uk lasts 3 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Farnborough International Air Show

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Monday July 18, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.farnborough.com lasts a week - near London 2022 edition confirmed