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

Our calendar is a great way to remember what holidays and days off to look forward to in 2017. Here are some of the important (perhaps flower related) events and holiday dates in 2017 which we'll come to in the coming months...

2017 Special Dates

Date Event / Holiday

July

 
6 July 2017 International Kissing Day
30 July 2017 International Friendship Day

August

 
6 August 2017 National Sisters Day
7 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
28 August 2017 Qixi (sometimes referred to as Chinese Valentine's Day)
28 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday (England and Wales)

September

 
11 September 2017 Grandparents Day USA (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
22 September 2017 Autumnal Equinox - First Day of Autumn
29 - 30 September 2017 Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October

 
2 October 2017 Grandparents Day UK (see our lovely Grandparents Day Flowers)
5 October 2017 National Teachers Day
9 October 2017 Canadian Thanksgiving
19 October 2017 Diwali / Deepavali - "The Festival of Lights" Symbolising the victory of good over evil. Hindu, Sikh
22 October 2017 Mother-In-Law Day
29 October 2017 British Summertime Ends - clocks go back 1 hour
31 October 2017 Halloween

November

 
1 November 2017 All Saints Day
5 November 2017 Guy Fawkes Night
11 November 2017 Armistice Day
13 November 2017 Kindness Day (UK)
12 November 2017 Remembrance Sunday
23 November 2017 Thanksgiving USA
24 November 2017 Black Friday
27 November 2017 Cyber Monday
30 November 2017 Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland

December

 
13 December 2017 Hanukkah begins (Jewish)
21 December 2017 Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)
25 December 2017 Christmas Day (see our range of Christmas Flowers...)
26 December 2017 Boxing Day
31 December 2017 Hogmanay - Scotland

2018 Special Dates

Date Event / Holiday

January

 
1 January 2018 New Year's Day
25 January 2018 Robert Burns Night

February

 
7 February 2018 Rose Day (India) - shop our collection of rose bouquets
14 February 2018 Ash Wednesday
14 February 2018 Valentines Day (see our range of Valentines Day Flowers...)
16 February 2018 Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)
17 February 2018 Random Acts of Kindness Day
28 February 2018 Floral Design Day
28 February 2018 Shrove Tuesday

March

 
1 March 2018 Saint David's Day, Patron Saint of Wales
8 March 2018 International Women's Day
11 March 2018 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 :-
  • 31 March 2019
  • 22 March 2020
12 March 2018 Commonwealth Day
12 March 2018 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.
17 March 2018 Saint Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland
20 March 2018 Spring Equinox
25 March 2018 Palm Sunday
30 March 2018 Good Friday

April

 
1 April 2018 April Fools Day
1 April 2018 Easter Sunday - Shop our Easter Flowers collection
23 April 2018 St. George's Day - Patron Saint of England
27 April 2018 Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)

May

 
7 May 2018 Early May Bank Holiday
9 May 2018 National Receptionists Day
14 May 2018 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.
15 May 2018 Ramadan Begins (Muslim) (dates may vary)
25 May 2018 Towel Day - and the Glorious 25th of May - wear the lilac!
28 May 2018 Spring Bank Holiday

June

 
9 June 2018 Trooping the Colour
14 June 2018 Ramadan Ends (Muslim) (dates may vary)
17 June 2018 Father's Day
21 June 2018 Summer Solstice - Longest Day

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