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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

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