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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.

 

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Country Observances

Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) First Day of Sukkot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Shemimi Atzeret / Simchat Torah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time Summer Time (DST) ends Time Related
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Guy Fawkes Day Guy Fawkes Day Commonly Known Holidays
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Remembrance Sunday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
St. Andrew's Day St. Andrew's Day Local State, Region, Territory
Advent First Sunday of Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Hanukkah Hanukkah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Tu B'Shevat Tu B'Shevat Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
St. David's Day St. David's Day Commonly Known Holidays
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’rajs Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mothers' Day Mothers Day - Mothering Sunday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Daylight Saving Time Summer Time (DST) starts Time Related
April Fools' Day April Fools' Day Commonly Known Holidays
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Yom HaShoah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shakespeare Day Shakespeare Day Commonly Known Holidays
St. George's Day St. Georgia's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Yom Ha’atzmaut Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Lag BaOmer Lag BaOmer Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Whit Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Queen's Birthday Queen's Birthday Popular & Widely Observed Holidays