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Holidays and Observances in United Kingdom in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in United Kingdom in 2020

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayBank holiday 
Jan 2Thursday2nd JanuaryLocal Bank HolidayScotland
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyChristian 
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14TuesdayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 25SaturdayBurns NightLocal observanceScotland
Jan 25SaturdayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 10MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 21FridayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday 
Feb 25TuesdayCarnival / Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 26WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdayChristian 
Mar 1SundaySt. David's DayObservanceWales
Mar 9MondayHoliHindu Holiday 
Mar 10TuesdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 17TuesdaySt Patrick's DayLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 22SundayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Mar 22SundayMothering SundayObservance 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 5SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 10FridayGood FridayBank holiday 
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayObservanceScotland
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayCommon local holidayENG, NIR, WAL
Apr 16ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 18SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 19SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 21TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish commemoration 
Apr 22WednesdayStephen Lawrence DayObservance 
Apr 23ThursdayRamadan StartMuslim 
Apr 23ThursdaySt. George's DayObservance 
Apr 23ThursdayShakespeare DayObservance 
Apr 29WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
May 8FridayEarly May Bank Holiday / VE DayBank holiday 
May 12TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 19TuesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
May 21ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 24SundayEid ul FitrMuslim 
May 25MondaySpring Bank HolidayBank holiday 
May 29FridayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 31SundayPentecostChristian 
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayChristian 
Jun 7SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
Jun 11ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 13SaturdayQueen's BirthdayObservance 
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 22MondayWindrush DayObservance 
Jul 12SundayBattle of the BoyneLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Jul 13MondayBattle of the Boyne observedLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Jul 30ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Jul 31FridayEid ul AdhaMuslim 
Aug 3MondayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday 
Aug 3MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon local holidayScotland
Aug 12WednesdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 20ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Aug 22SaturdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday 
Aug 30SundayAshuraMuslim 
Aug 31MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon local holidayENG, NIR, WAL
Sep 19SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 28MondayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Oct 3SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 9FridayHoshana RabbahJewish holiday 
Oct 10SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 11SundaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 17SaturdayNavaratriHindu Holiday 
Oct 25SundayDussehraHindu Holiday 
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 29ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayChristian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 5ThursdayGuy Fawkes DayObservance 
Nov 8SundayRemembrance SundayObservance 
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Nov 30MondaySt Andrew's DayLocal Bank HolidayScotland
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 11FridayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 18FridayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayBank holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 28MondaySubstitute Bank Holiday for Boxing DayBank holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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