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Holidays & Observances in The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a European country made up of four regions: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Each region has its own national identity while also identifying with the country as a whole. As a major colonial power, England has spread its culture and its language all across the world. British culture has affected every aspect of life in English-speaking countries including holiday traditions. Many of the holidays traditions celebrated all across the world have their roots in the United Kingdom. Religiously, the UK is diverse, but Christianity is the most common religion. Christian holidays are widely celebrated even by non-Christians.

 

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
St. Andrew's Day St. Andrew's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Advent Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Hanukkah Hanukkah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Burns' Day Noteworthy & Common
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Tu B'Shevat Tu B'Shevat Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
Purim Purim Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’raj Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mothers' Day Mothers Day - Mothering Sunday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Daylight Saving Time Summer Time (DST) starts Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Passover Passover Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Yom HaShoah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. George's Day St. Georgia's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shakespeare Day Noteworthy & Common
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Yom Ha’atzmaut Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Lag BaOmer Lag BaOmer Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shavuot Shavuot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Whit (Pentecost) Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Queen's Birthday Queen's Birthday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) First day of Sukkot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Shemini Atzeret Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Simchat Torah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time Summer Time (DST) ends Time Related
Mawlid al-Nabi Mawlid al-Nabi - The Prophet's Birthday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Guy Fawkes Day Noteworthy & Common
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Remembrance Sunday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays