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Special Dates: Important Dates in the UK and Worldwide in 2015 and 2016

Our calendar is a great way to remember what holidays and days off are still to come in 2015, and what to look forward to once 2015 rolls around. Here are some of the important (perhaps flower related) events in 2015 and holiday dates in 2016 which we'll come to in the coming months..

2015 Dates

 

Date Event / Holiday

August

 
2 Aug 2015 National Sisters Day
20 Aug 2015 Qi Xi (sometimes called Chinese Valentine's Day in recent years)
31 Aug 2015 August Bank Holiday

September

 
13 Sept 2015 Grandparents Day USA (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
13 - 15 Sept 2015 Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
22 - 23 Sept 2015 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
23 Sept 2015 Autumnal Equinox - First day of Autumn

October

 
3 Oct 2015 Grandparents Day UK (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
5 Oct 2015 National Teachers Day
11 Oct 2015 Diwali / Deepavali - "The Festival of Lights" Symbolising the victory of good over evil. Hindu, Sikh
12 Oct 2015 Canadian Thanksgiving
25 Oct 2015 Mother-In-Law Day
25 Oct 2015 British Summertime Ends - clocks go back 1 hour
31 Oct  2015 Halloween

November

 
1 Nov 2015 All Saints Day
5 Nov 2015 Guy Fawkes Night
8 Nov 2015 Remembrance Sunday
11 Nov 2015 Armistice Day
13 Nov 2015 Kindness Day (UK)
26 Nov 2015 Thanksgiving USA
27 Nov 2015 Black Friday
30 Nov 2015 Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland
30 Nov 2015 Cyber Monday

December

 
7 Dec 2015 Hanukkah begins (Jewish)
15 Dec 2015 Hanukkah ends (Jewish)
22 Dec 2015 Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)
25 Dec 2015 Christmas Day (see our range of Christmas Flowers...)
26 Dec 2015 Boxing Day
31 Dec 2015 Hogmanay - Scotland

2016 Dates

January

 
1 Jan 2016 New Year's Day
25 Jan 2016 Robert Burns Night

February

 
8 Feb 2016 Chinese New Year (of the Monkey)
14 Feb 2016 Valentines Day (see our range of Valentines Day Flowers...)
17 Feb 2016 Random Acts of Kindness Day
17 Feb 2016 Shrove Tuesday
18 Feb 2016 Ash Wednesday
19 Feb 2016 Chinese New Year (of the Sheep)
28 Feb 2016 Floral Design Day

March

 
1 Mar 2016 Saint David's Day, Patron Saint of Wales
6 Mar 2016 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 :-
  • 6 March 2016
  • 26 March 2017
  • 11 March 2018
  • 31 March 2019
  • 22 March 2020
8 Mar 2016 International Women's Day
9 Mar 2016 Commonwealth Day
17 Mar 2016 Saint Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland
20 Mar 2016 Spring Equinox
20 Mar 2016

Palm Sunday

27th March 2016 Easter Sunday (see our range of Easter Flowers...)
Easter Sunday falls on the following dates for the next 4 years
  • 16th April 2017
  • 1st April 2018
  • 21st April 2019
  • 20th April 2020

April

1 Apr 2016 April Fools Day
3 Apr 2016 Good Friday
23 Apr 2016 St. George's Day - Patron Saint of England
27 Apr 2016 Administrative Professionals Day (Formerly Secretaries Day)

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

July

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

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