Special event dates for your diary

January 1st - New Year’s Day Dry January begins

January 25th - Robert Burns Night (Scotland)

February 5th - Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)

February 14th - St Valentine’s Day

February 17th - Random Acts of Kindness Day

March 1st - St. David’s Day

March 5th - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day

March 7th - World Book Day

March 13th - National No Smoking Day

March 15th - Red Nose Day

March 17th - St. Patrick’s Day (Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland)

March 20th - First Day of Spring

March 31st - Mother’s Day

Daylight Saving Time starts – Clocks go forward

April 1st - April Fool’s Day

April 6th - The Grand National

April 19th - Good Friday (Bank Holiday)

April 21st - Easter Sunday

April 22nd - Easter Monday (Bank Holiday except in Scotland)

April 23rd - St. George’s Day

May 6th - Early May Bank Holiday

May 18th - FA Cup Final

May 27th - Spring Bank Holiday

June - Guy Pride Month

June 16th - Father’s Day

June 21st - First Day of Summer – Longest day

July 1st – 14th - Wimbledon Tennis Championships

July 30th - International Friendship Day

August 5th - Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)

August 26th - Summer Bank Holiday (except in Scotland)

September 23rd - First Day of Autumn

October 27th - Daylight Saving Time ends – Clocks go back

October 31st - Halloween

November 5th - Bonfire Night

November 10th - Remembrance Sunday

November 29th - Black Friday

November 30th - St. Andrew’s Day - (Bank Holiday in Scotland)

December 2nd - Cyber Monday

December 22nd - First Day of Winter – Shortest day

December 25th - Christmas Day

December 26th - Boxing Day

December 31st - New Year’s Eve Hogmany (Scotland)