Events and holidays in the UK

The UK's iconic holidays and festivals.

To make your trip to the UK even more enriching and exciting, consider combining your visit with one of the country's iconic holidays. Here's a list of some of the main ones:

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 25 - Burns Night in Scotland

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 17 - Pancake Day or Shrove Day

February 19 is Chinese New Year.

March 1 - St. David's Day in Wales.

March 6- Holi is a festival of colors that takes place not only in London but also in Manchester, Bristol and Belfast

March 15 - Mother's Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland

April 1 - Fool's Day.

April 3-6 - Easter weekend.

April 23 - St. George's Day in England

April 23rd - William Shakespeare's birthday

May 1 - Beltane is the Celtic festival of fire. The largest celebrations are held in Edinburgh, Thornborough and in Yorkshire

May 4 and May 25 are bank holidays in 2015

June 13 -an official celebration of the Queen's birthday

June 21 - Father's Day, Summer Solstice Day.

July 12 - 29 - Tennis tournament at Wimbledon

July 17 - Uraza al-Fitr, or Eid al-Fitr.

Aug. 1-8 - Istedvd.

Aug. 7-31 -Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Aug. 31 -Notting Hill Carnival

September 18-22 -London Fashion Week

October 31- Halloween

November 5- Bonfire Night.

November 11 -Diwali, a day of remembrance during which members of the armed forces are honored.

November 30- St. Andrew's Day in Scotland

December 6-14 - Hanukkah.

December 25 -Christmas.

December 26 - Boxing Day.

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