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Friday, 6 January 2012

2012 Notable Special Days in the UK

So, I've been thinking about all the different events that my lovely customers may need items for but once I got through the main ones (Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween, Easter etc) I starting struggling so done some research and here's a full list!


1st January - New Years Day
6th January - Epiphany
23rd January - Chinese New Year (year of the Rabbit)
25th January - Burns Night in Scotland and St Dwynwen's Day in Wales


2nd February - Candlemas Day
14th February - Valentine's Day
29th February - Leap Day


1st March - St David's Day in Wales
5th March - St Piran's Day in Cornwall
12th March - Commonwealth Day
17th March - St Patrick's Day in Ireland
18th March - Mothering Sunday and Simnel Sunday
20th March - Spring Equinox
25th March - Clocks go forward British Summer Time begins


1st April - April Fools Day and Palm Sunday
5th April - Maundy Thursday
6th April - Good Friday
8th April - Easter Sunday
9th April - Easter Monday
21st April - Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day and Queen's Birthday
23rd April - St George's Day in England


1st May - May Day
7th May - Bank Holiday
17th May - Ascension Day for Christians
27th May - Pentecost / Whitsuntide for Christians


2nd June - Coronation Day
4th June - Whit Monday and Bank Holiday
5th June - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Bank Holiday
17th June - Father's Day
24th June - Midsummer's Day


5th July - Tynwald Day in Isle Of Mann
12th July - Orange Men's Day in Northern Ireland
15th July - St Swithin's Day


1st August - Lammas Day and Yorkshire Day
27th August - Bank Holiday


23rd September - Autumnal equinox


28th October - British Summer Time ends and clocks go back 1 hour
31st October - Halloween


1st November - All Saints Day for Christians
2nd November - All Souls Day for Christians
5th November - Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night
11th November - Remembrance / Armistice Day
30th November - St Andrew's Day in Scotland


2nd December - Start of Advent for Christians
21st December - Winter Solstice
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day and St Stephen's Day
31st December - Hogmanay

And there you have it, if you want any items for these events you've only got to ask as I take custom orders too.

And if you have any celebrations you'd like me to add to my list let me know



  1. It's the year of the Dragon this year (just so you know) Great list though - very useful :)

  2. Oops is it? Google lied to me lol

  3. Thanks Rebecca, glad to be of service :D