Holidays for 2023

These are the main bank holidays and celebration days for UK in 2023, occasions you may want a card or gift for. Source on the site you can view holidays for other countries and religions.

1 Jan New Year’s Day
2 Jan ‘New Year’s Day’ observed
3 Jan 2nd January (substitute day) (Scotland)
5 Jan Twelfth Night

14 Feb Valentine’s Day
21 Feb Carnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

17 Mar St Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland)
19 Mar Mother’s Day

7 Apr Good Friday
9 Apr Easter Sunday
10 Apr Easter Monday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
23 Apr St. George’s Day

1 May Early May Bank Holiday
6 May The Coronation of King Charles III
8 May Bank Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III
29 May Spring Bank Holiday

17 Jun King’s Birthday
18 Jun Father’s Day

12 Jul Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland)

7 Aug Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
28 Aug Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)

31 Oct Halloween

5 Nov Guy Fawkes Day
12 Nov Remembrance Sunday
30 Nov St Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

24 Dec Christmas Eve
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day
31 Dec New Year’s Eve

Another great site for holidays and more unusual “celebrations” is National Today and it include awareness days too. For example today (17th Jan) entries are; Benjamin Franklin Day, Cable Car Day, Customer Service Day, Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day, International We Are Not Broken Day, Judgment Day, Kid Inventors’ Day, National Bootlegger’s Day, National Carolina Day, National Charlotte Day, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, National Hot Heads Chili Day, National Ta Day, Printing Ink Day, Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day. Plenty of ideas if you need an excuse to celebrate or some ideas for creativity. Tomorrow is National Winnie the Pooh Day one after my own heart. The big celebration this week is Chinese New Year, it’s the year of the Rabbit. I have to look every year which sign I was born under, I should remember Pig!! Apparently The Pig sign are, “diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand.” Well I might be some of those. Apparently my sign is not compatible with my husband’s, oh dear! My daughter is the same sign, not sure if that is good or bad.

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