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Holidays and Observances in United Kingdom in 2012

Holidays and Observances in United Kingdom in 2012

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayBank holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedBank holiday 
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day HolidayBank holiday 
Jan 3Tuesday2nd January (substitute day)Local Bank HolidayScotland
Jan 6FridayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SaturdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 23MondayChinese New YearObservance 
Jan 25WednesdayBurns NightLocal observanceScotland
Feb 5SundayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Feb 8WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 14TuesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 19SundayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Feb 21TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 22WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdayChristian 
Mar 1ThursdaySt. David's DayObservanceWales
Mar 8ThursdayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 8ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17SaturdaySt Patrick's DayLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Mar 18SundayMothering SundayObservance 
Mar 19MondayDay off for St Patrick's DayLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 1SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 5ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 6FridayGood FridayBank holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 7SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 8SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayENG, NIR, WAL
Apr 9MondayEaster MondayObservanceScotland
Apr 13FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 14SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 14SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 15SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 16MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 18WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 23MondaySt. George's DayObservance 
Apr 23MondayShakespeare DayObservance 
Apr 26ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 7MondayEarly May Bank HolidayBank holiday 
May 10ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 17ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 27SundayPentecostChristian 
May 27SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 28MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 3SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 4MondaySpring Bank HolidayBank holiday 
Jun 5TuesdayThe Queen's Diamond JubileeBank holiday 
Jun 7ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 9SaturdayQueen's BirthdayObservance 
Jun 17SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jun 17SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jul 12ThursdayBattle of the BoyneLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Jul 20FridayRamadan StartMuslim 
Jul 29SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1WednesdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 6MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon local holidayScotland
Aug 9ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 14TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 19SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
Aug 27MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon local holidayENG, NIR, WAL
Sep 17MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 19WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Sep 22SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 7SundayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 8MondayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 9TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 16TuesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 23TuesdayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 26FridayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Oct 28SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5MondayGuy Fawkes DayObservance 
Nov 11SundayRemembrance SundayObservance 
Nov 13TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday 
Nov 15ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Nov 24SaturdayAshuraMuslim 
Nov 30FridaySt Andrew's DayLocal Bank HolidayScotland
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 9SundayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 16SundayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayBank holiday 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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