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NOTABLE DATES (U.K.) - 2012
Religious and otherwise
Dates given in good faith but we cannot guarantee accuracy
New Year's Day 1st January
(2nd in lieu)
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Nanakshahi calendar) 5th January Epiphany 6th January Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon 23rd January Burn's Night 25th January Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January Milad Un Nabi (Shia) 4th February
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
6th February Parinirvana Day 8th February St. Valentine's Day 14th February Maha Shivratri 20th February Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) 21st February Ash Wednesday 22nd February St. David's Day (Wales) 1st March Holi 8th March Purim 8th March Commonwealth Day 12th March St. Patricks Day 17th March Mothers Day (UK) 18th March Palm Sunday 1st April Good Friday 6th April Pesach - 1st day 7th April Easter Sunday 8th April Easter Monday 9th April Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Nanakshahi calendar) 13th April Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) 14th April Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st April St. Georges Day 23rd April Wesak (Buddha Day) 5th May May Day (UK) 7th May World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day 8th May Mothers' Day (USA) 13th May Ascension Day 17th May Shavuot - 1st day 27th May Whit Sunday 27th May Coronation Day 2nd June Trinity Sunday 3rd June Queens Official Birthday 4th June (to be confirmed) Spring Bank Holiday 4th June Queen's Diamond Jubilee 5th June Corpus Christi 7th June Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Birthday 10th June Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) 16th June Fathers' Day (United Kingdom / USA / Canada) 17th June/
Prince Williams Birthday
21st June Armed Forces Day 30th June Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland) 12th July St. Swithin's Day 15th July Ramadan (begins) 20th July London Olympics 2012 - opens (although there are some football matches from 25th) 27 July-12 Aug 2012 August Bank Holiday (Scotland) 6th August London Olympics 2012 - closing ceremony 12th August Eid al-Fitr 19th August
August Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N. Ireland)
27th August London Paralympics Games 2012 opens 29th August Fathers' Day (Australia and New Zealand) 2nd September London Paralympics Games 2012 closes 9th September Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 17th September International Day of Peace 21st September Yom Kippur 26th September Succoth- 1st day 1st October Navratri 1st day 16th October United Nations Day 24th October Eid al-Adha 26th October Halloween 31st October Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) 5th November
11th November Diwali 13th November
Prince of Waless Birthday
14th November Al Hijra (New Year) 15th November Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 24th November
St. Andrews Day (Scotland)
30th November Advent Sunday 2nd December Bodhi Day 8th December Chanukah - 1st day 9th December Christmas Eve 24th December Christmas Day 25th December
(Bank holiday 27th in lieu)
Boxing Day (St. Stephen's Day) 26th December New Year's Eve /Hogmanay 31st December
All dates are given in good faith but as many religious dates are based on the lunar calendar we cannot guarantee accuracy.
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