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Holidays & Observances in The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a European country made up of four regions: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Each region has its own national identity while also identifying with the country as a whole. As a major colonial power, England has spread its culture and its language all across the world. British culture has affected every aspect of life in English-speaking countries including holiday traditions. Many of the holidays traditions celebrated all across the world have their roots in the United Kingdom. Religiously, the UK is diverse, but Christianity is the most common religion. Christian holidays are widely celebrated even by non-Christians.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Burns' Day Local State, Region, Territory, Noteworthy & Common
Lantern Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
Tu B'Shevat Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed
Isra and Mi’raj Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
St. David's Day Noteworthy & Common
Purim Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Mothers Day - Mothering Sunday Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Passover Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Yom HaShoah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
St. Georgia's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Yom Ha’atzmaut Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Lag BaOmer Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Shavuot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Whit Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Trinity Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Tisha B'Av Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Raksha Bandhan Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Rosh Hashanah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Yom Kippur Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Mawlid - The Prophet's Birthday Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
First day of Sukkot Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Shemini Atzeret Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Simchat Torah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Halloween Popular & Widely Observed
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Guy Fawkes Day Noteworthy & Common
Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Remembrance Sunday Popular & Widely Observed
St. Andrew's Day Religious/Beliefs, Local State, Region, Territory Christianity
Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Hanukkah Religious/Beliefs Judiasm & Jewish Holidays
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic