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Holidays in United Kingdom in 2016


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DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1FridayNew Year's DayBank holiday 
Jan 4Monday2nd January (substitute day)Local holidayScotland
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7ThursdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14ThursdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 25MondayBurns NightLocal observanceScotland
Feb 8MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 9TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 10WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14SundayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1TuesdaySt. David's DayObservanceWales
Mar 6SundayMothering SundayObservance 
Mar 7MondayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Mar 17ThursdaySt Patrick's DayLocal holidayNorthern Ireland
Mar 20SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 23WednesdayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 24ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 24ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 25FridayGood FridayPublic holiday 
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 27SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 27SundayEaster SundayChristian 
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL
Apr 23SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 23SaturdaySt. George's DayObservance 
Apr 23SaturdayShakespeare DayObservance 
Apr 29FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 30SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 30SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
May 1SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
May 2MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
May 2MondayEarly May Bank HolidayBank holiday 
May 5ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5ThursdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 5ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
May 9MondayLiberation DayLocal holidayGuernsey, Jersey
May 12ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 15SundayPentecostChristian 
May 16MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 22SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 26ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 26ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 30MondaySpring Bank HolidayBank holiday 
Jun 6MondayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Jun 12SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 19SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 2SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Jul 6WednesdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Jul 12TuesdayBattle of the BoyneLocal holidayNorthern Ireland
Aug 1MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon Local holidaysScotland
Aug 14SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15MondayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 18ThursdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 25ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 29MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon Local holidaysENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL
Sep 5MondayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 13TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Oct 1SaturdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 3MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 3MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Oct 4TuesdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 11TuesdayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 12WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 17MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 23SundayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 24MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 25TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 30SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 30SundayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31MondayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1TuesdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2WednesdayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5SaturdayGuy Fawkes DayObservance 
Nov 13SundayRemembrance SundayObservance 
Nov 27SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 30WednesdaySt Andrew's DayLocal holidayScotland
Dec 8ThursdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 12MondayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayPublic holiday 
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 27TuesdayBank HolidayBank holiday 
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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