American thanksgiving in London
Scotland’s national day
The first day of the 8 day Jewish celebration often referred to as the Festival of Lights.
The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere
Shops open as usual
Bank holiday however most shops are open with many sales starting.
Shops open as usual. Various events on around London. The London fireworks display along the River Thames is spectacular. It is a ticketed event, so get your tickets in advance.
Annually celebrated in Scotland commemorating the life of the poet, Robert Burns. His best known work is Auld Lang Syne.
Various celebrations across London and can last up to 2 weeks.
A day to celebrate the patron saint of Wales, St David, and all things Welsh.
Many Christian churches in the UK observe Shrove Tuesday as the last day before the fast period for Lent. Also known as Pancake Day.
The first day of the fast period for Lent. This period lasts for 40 days prior to the Easter period.
National holiday in Ireland, celebrating their patron saint, St Patrick. Also celebrated around London.
The Sun shines directly on the Equator and the length of the day and night are nearly equal
Clocks go forward one hour
Public holiday in the UK
Falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Also known as Resurrection Sunday.
Public holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
A day to remember the patron saint of England, St George.
Public Holiday in the UK
A day when the Uk celebrates Windrush Day to honour the British Caribbean community
There are two equinoxes every year (in September and March) when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.
Clocks turn back 1 hour
The Hindu festival of light, celebrating good over bad.
Events in various venues