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Holidays in United Kingdom in 2008


DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayBank holiday 
Jan 2Wednesday2nd JanuaryLocal holidayScotland
Jan 6SundayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7MondayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 10ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Jan 14MondayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 22TuesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Jan 25FridayBurns' NightLocal observanceScotland
Feb 5TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 6WednesdayCarnival/Ash WednesdayChristian 
Feb 7ThursdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 14ThursdayValentine's DayObservance 
Mar 1SaturdaySt. David's DayObservanceWales
Mar 2SundayMothering SundayObservance 
Mar 16SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 17MondaySt Patricks DayLocal holidayNorthern Ireland
Mar 20ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 20ThursdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 21FridayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 21FridayGood FridayPublic holiday 
Mar 22SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayBank holiday 
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysENG, NIR, WAL
Mar 30SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 20SundayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 23WednesdaySt. George's DayObservance 
Apr 23WednesdayShakespeare DayObservance 
Apr 25FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 26SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 27SundayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 27SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 28MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 30WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
May 1ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 5MondayEarly May Bank HolidayBank holiday 
May 8ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 11SundayPentecostChristian 
May 12MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 18SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 22ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
May 23FridayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 26MondaySpring Bank HolidayBank holiday 
Jun 9MondayShavuotJewish holiday 
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 12SaturdayBattle of the BoyneLocal holidayNorthern Ireland
Jul 14MondayBattle of the Boyne observedLocal holidayNorthern Ireland
Jul 31ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Aug 4MondaySummer Bank HolidayLocal holidayScotland
Aug 10SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 15FridayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 25MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon Local holidaysENG, NIR, WAL
Sep 2TuesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 27SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Sep 30TuesdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Oct 4SaturdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 9ThursdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 14TuesdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 20MondayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 21TuesdayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 22WednesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 26SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Oct 31FridayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SaturdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2SundayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5WednesdayGuy Fawkes DayObservance 
Nov 9SundayRemembrance SundayObservance 
Nov 30SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 30SundaySt Andrew's DayLocal holidayScotland
Dec 1MondaySt Andrew's Day observedLocal holidayScotland
Dec 8MondayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 22MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayPublic holiday 
Dec 26FridayBoxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 29MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 29MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance 
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