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Special Dates

Important Dates in the UK and Worldwide

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

Special Dates for 2021

December 2021

Dec
21

Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)

The winter solstice is commonly known as the shortest day of the year, opposite to the summer solstice which is the longest day.

Dec
25

Christmas Day

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Special Dates for 2022

January 2022

Jan
01

New Year's Day

A celebration of the first day of the year as recognised by the modern Gregorian calendar. Traditional celebrations and observances include family gatherings and making new years resolutions. 

Jan
17

Blue Monday

Jan
25

Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Welsh Valentine's Day)

A celebration of Dwynwen, the Welsh saint of lovers, Dydd Santes Dwynwen is an annual celebration which is kind of considered as being analagous to Valentine's Day.

Jan
25

Robert Burns Night

An annual celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday. Burns Night tends to be celebrated with a Burns supper with a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, and maybe a wee dram of whisky to wash it down. Burns night traditions include a recital of the Burns poem Address to a Haggis once the haggis has been brought through and presented upon the dinner table.

February 2022

Feb
01

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of China's most significant and widely celebrated holidays. Popular flowers and floral decorations associated with Chinese New Year include plum blossoms, kumquats, calamondins, narcissus, bamboo, sunflowers, eggplants and chom mon plants.

Feb
04

World Cancer Day

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Feb
07

Rose Day (India)

Rose Day is a special day celebrated in India that marks the beginning of the Valentine's Week. Roses are a symbol of love and are often given as a gift to loved ones on this day.

Feb
16

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is often commonly referred to as Pancake Day. The origins of the pancake eating tradition can be traced to the Christian tradition of gorging before the fasting period of Lent.

Feb
17

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a religious holiday which marks the first day of Lent for many Christian denominations.

Feb
17

Random Acts of Kindness Day

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." A day on which to encourage spontaneous gestures of kindness - what's not to love about that?! Random Acts of Kindness Day originated in California in the early 80s when the author Anne Herbert coined the phrase "practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty."

Feb
22

World Encephalitis Day

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Feb
28

Floral Design Day

A celebration of the the art of floral design. Floral design can encompass many different things, from hand-arranged gift bouquets to floral decoration for events such as weddings. The occasion originates from the USA and was designated for the 28th of February to coincide with the birthday of Carl Rittner, the founder of the Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston.

March 2022

Mar
01

Saint David's Day, Patron Saint of Wales

This day celebrates the life of the Welsh patron Saint David. It is often symbolised by pinning a daffodil or leek to your clothes.

Mar
08

International Women's Day

Mar
14

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth day is the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It was originally established as Empire Day by Queen Victoria at the end of the nineteenth century and is now a time when people come together to learn from each other and celebrate their achievements. Every year a new theme is chosen to celebrate on Commonwealth Day. The 2020 theme is "Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming"

Mar
17

Saint Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland

Saint Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a special day and national holiday in Ireland that is celebrated every 17th of March. This day celebrates one of Irelands patron saints, St Patrick. St Patrick's Day is celebrated in many cities and towns in Ireland, where parades and festivals are held.

Mar
20

Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox marks the end of Winter and the official start of Spring.

Mar
27

British Summertime begins - clocks go forward one hour

April 2022

Apr
01

April Fools Day

April Fools day is an annual tradition where we get to play practical jokes and pranks on our unsuspecting family and friends. Should we fool them, it is customary to shout "April Fools!"

Apr
02

Ramadan Begins (Muslim)

Dates may vary.

Apr
10

Siblings Day

Siblings Day is a special date in America where we celebrate all our brothers and sisters. Why not send your brother or sister a quick message or get together with them for a meal.

 

Apr
10

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the findal Sunday of Lent, and commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. It is often celebrated in Christian Churches with processions where members carry branches of palms

Apr
15

Good Friday

Apr
17

Easter Sunday

Apr
21

Queen's Birthday

Apr
23

St. George's Day - Patron Saint of England

St George's Day is observed in various countries of which Saint George is recognised as the patron saint such as England, and regions of Portugal and Spain. The traditional Catalonian observation of this day involves the custom of boys giving girls a red rose and girls giving boys a book.

May 2022

May
01

Ramadan Ends (Muslim)

May
08

International Mother's Day

For the dates of Mother's Day around the World please see our International Mother's Day Dates page.

May
08

Early May Bank Holiday

May
12

International Nurses Day

May
19

World IBD Day

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May
25

Towel Day

and the Glorious 25th of May - wear the lilac

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May
25

Spring Bank Holiday

May
28

World Blood Cancer day

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June 2022

Jun
01

Pride Month

From Jun 01 2022 until Jun 30 2022
Jun
02

Trooping the Colour

Jun
06

British Flowers Week

From Jun 06 2022 until Jun 12 2022
Jun
19

Father's Day

Fathers Day Gifts

Jun
25

Armed Forces Day

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Jun
27

Wimbledon

From Jun 27 2022 until Jul 10 2021

July 2022

Jul
07

World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day

Jul
08

Clare Florist First Online Order

8th July 1996 was an historic day for the world of online flower delivery

August 2022

Aug
02

National Sisters Day

Aug
03

Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

Aug
12

International Youth Day

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Aug
25

Qixi - Chinese Valentine's Day

Qixi

Also known as Qiqiao Festival, the Qixi Festival celebrates the mythological union of the cowheard and weaver girl. It's an annual event which is observed on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, and it's kind of considered as being analagous to Valentine's Day in the west.

Aug
31

Summer Bank Holiday (England and Wales)

September 2022

Sep
27

Yom Kippur (Jewish)

From Sep 27 2022 until Sep 28 2020

October 2022

Oct
12

Canadian Thanksgiving

Oct
31

Halloween

November 2022

Nov
01

All Saints Day

Observed on the 1st of November each year, All Saints' Day is a Christian holiday which is honoured to celebrate the lives of all saints, whether well-known or obscure.

Nov
26

Thanksgiving USA

Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, with many other observances of the holiday celebrated on this and various other dates during the same time of year around the world.

Nov
27

Black Friday

Black Friday

The Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the USA which has become renowned as day for extensive sales throughout retail outlets.

Nov
30

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a marketing construct designed to encourage online shopping on the Monday after Thanksgiving with the promise of slashed prices for bargain-hungry consumers.

Nov
30

Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland

Saint Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day and is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle.

December 2022

Dec
10

Hanukkah begins (Jewish)

A traditional eight day Jewish holiday, often viewed as a Jewish alternative to Christmas.

Dec
25

Christmas Day

Christmas Flowers Special Date

Dec
26

Boxing Day

The day after Christmas, Boxing Day as a holiday has its origins in the UK. A popular misconception about the origin of this holiday is that it's the day when we all put our presents back in their boxes. Boxing Day actually was traditionally a day off for servants, a day when they would receive a 'Christmas Box' (present) from their master.

Dec
31

Hogmanay - Scotland

Hogmanay is the Scottish equivalent of New Year's Eve. Here in Edinburgh the annual street party is particularly famous, drawing visitors from all around the world for concerts, fireworks and other festivities. If you're looking for flowers to bring to a Hogmanay Party, we would recommend the Highland Fling Bouquet.

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