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Special Dates: Important Dates in the UK and Worldwide in 2016 and 2017

Our calendar is a great way to remember what holidays and days off are still to come in 2016, and what to look forward to once 2016 rolls around. Here are some of the important (perhaps flower related) events in 2016 and holiday dates in 2016 which we'll come to in the coming months..

2016 Special Dates

 

Date Event / Holiday

May

2 May 2016 Early May Bank Holiday
8 May 2016 International Mother's Day (see our range of Mother's Day flowers...) For the dates of Mother's Day around the World please see our International Mother's Day Dates page.
11 May 2016 National Receptionists Day
25 May 2016 Towel Day - and the Glorious 25th of May - wear the lilac!
30 May 2016

Spring Bank Holiday

June

6 June 2016 Ramadan Begins (Muslim)
11 June 2016 Trooping the Colour
15 - 19 June 2016 British Flowers Week
19 June 2016 National Kissing Day
19 June 2016 Father's Day
20 June 2016 Summer Solstice - Longest Day

July

 
5 July 2016 Ramadan Ends (Muslim)
6 July 2016 International Kissing Day
30 July 2016 International Day of Friendship

August

 
1 August 2016 Summer Bank Holiday (England & Wales)
2 August 2016 National Sisters Day
9 August 2016 Qi Xi (sometimes called Chinese Valentine's Day in recent years)
29 August 2016 August Bank Holiday (Scotland)

September

 
11 September 2016 Grandparents Day USA (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
22 September 2016 Autumnal Equinox - First day of Autumn

October

 
2 October 2016 Grandparents Day UK (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
2 - 4 October 2016 Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
5 October 2016 National Teachers Day
10 October 2016 Canadian Thanksgiving
11 - 12 October 2016 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
25 October 2016 Mother-In-Law Day
30 October 2016 British Summertime Ends - clocks go back 1 hour
30 October 2016 Diwali / Deepavali - "The Festival of Lights" Symbolising the victory of good over evil. Hindu, Sikh
31 October 2016 Halloween

November

 
1 November 2016 All Saints Day
5 November 2016 Guy Fawkes Night
11 November 2016 Armistice Day
13 November 2016 Kindness Day (UK)
13 November 2016 Remembrance Sunday
24 November 2016 Thanksgiving USA
25 November 2016 Black Friday
28 November 2016 Cyber Monday
30 November 2016 Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland

December

 
24 December 2016 Hanukkah begins (Jewish)
21 December 2016 Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)
25 December 2016 Christmas Day (see our range of Christmas Flowers...)
26 December 2016 Boxing Day
31 December 2016 Hogmanay - Scotland

2017 Special Dates

 

Date Event / Holiday

January

 
1 January 2017 New Year's Day
25 January 2017 Robert Burns Night
28 January 2017 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)

February

 
14 February 2017 Valentines Day (see our range of Valentines Day Flowers...)
17 February 2017 Random Acts of Kindness Day
28 February 2017 Floral Design Day
28 February 2017 Shrove Tuesday

March

 
1 March 2017 Saint David's Day, Patron Saint of Wales
1 March 2017 Ash Wednesday
8 March 2017 International Women's Day
13 March 2017 Commonwealth Day
17 March 2017 Saint Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland
20 March 2017 Spring Equinox
25 March 2017 Good Friday
20 March 2017 Palm Sunday
26 March 2017 Mother's Day (UK) (see our range of Mother's Day Flowers...)
(Also Grandmother's Day in France) This falls on the following dates in subsequent years :-
  • 26 March 2017
  • 11 March 2018
  • 31 March 2019
  • 22 March 2020

April

 
1 April 2017 April Fools Day
23 April 2017 St. George's Day - Patron Saint of England
27 April 2017 Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)

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