- New years Day - 1 January
Bank Holiday UK)
Sales (sales usually start on Boxing Day)
- Festival Commemorating the Epiphany
- 6 January
Year - Year of the Rabbit - 22 January
- Burns Night
- celebrating the birth of Robert Burns - 25 January
- Valentines Day - 14 February
- Pan Cake Day
Shrove Tuesday - 21 February
- Ash Wednesday - 22 February
- May Day - (Public Bank Holiday
UK) - 1 May
Dressing Festivals - Ascension Day, various venues across
Chelsea Flower Show - London
- National Mills Weekend -
locations around the UK
- Whit Sunday - 28 May
- Late Spring Bank Holiday -
(Public Bank Holiday UK) - 29 May
- Trooping the Colour / King's Birthday Parade
- Whitehall, London - Saturday 17
- Father's Day - 18 June
- Summer Solstice - summer time
begins - 21 June
- Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Watch world champions play at London's famous grass
court tennis tournament.
- Notting Hill Carnival -
London - last weekend in August.
Shake your tail feathers, sip some rum and enjoy the
alfresco vibe at this annual carnival.
- Summer Bank Holiday - 28
August (Public Bank Holiday UK)
Thames - London
This major event attracts thousands each year. Expect
street arts, carnivals, music, dance, food and a spectacular fireworks
display along the River Thames.
- Autumn Equinox - start of
- 23 September
- Horse of the Year Show - NEC
- Harvest Festivals - all over
Britain: at various times of the month.
- British Summer Time Ends - 29 October.
- 31 October, all over Britain.
- London Restaurant Festival
Explore the capital's cuisine with a series of city-wide
special events, including tours, special menus and pop-up restaurants.
Highlights include dinner on the London Eye.
- All Saints Day
- 1 November, all over Britain.
- RAC London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally
London to Brighton.
- Guy Fawkes Night - all over
Britain - 5th November.
- State Opening of Parliament -
London: start of the new parliamentary session.
- Lord Mayor's Procession and Show
London: second Saturday in November.
- Remembrance Day - at the
Whitehall, London, and all over Britain. 11th November.
- London Film Festival -
various venues in London: first two weeks November
Get in the festive spirit and join the celebrations as
Oxford Street and Regent Street switch on their Christmas
illuminations. Expect big-name celebrities.
Markets - Traditional festive markets held in many major
cities and historical towns.
- Winter Solstice - beginning of winter - 22 December
- Christmas Day - 25 December.
- Boxing Day - 26 December.
Day Sales - many shops start their January sales on Boxing Day