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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 2020

February 2020

Feb
25

Shrove Tuesday

Feb
26

Ash Wednesday

Feb
28

Floral Design Day

March 2020

Mar
01

Saint David's Day, Patron Saint of Wales

Mar
09

Commonwealth Day

Mar
17

Saint Patrick's Day, Patron Saint of Ireland

April 2020

Apr
01

April Fools Day

Apr
05

Palm Sunday

Apr
10

Siblings Day

Apr
10

Good Friday

Apr
12

Easter Sunday

Apr
22

Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)

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.

Apr
23

Ramadan Begins (Muslim)

Dates may vary.

May 2020

May
05

National Teachers' Day UK

May
08

Early May Bank Holiday

May
10

International Mother's Day

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

May
23

Ramadan Ends (Muslim)

May
25

Towel Day

and the Glorious 25th of May - wear the lilac

You can also Shop lilac flowers

May
25

Spring Bank Holiday

June 2020

Jun
08

British Flowers Week

From Jun 08 2020 until Jun 14 2020
Jun
13

Trooping the Colour

Jun
21

Father's Day

July 2020

Jul
06

International Kissing Day

August 2020

Aug
02

National Sisters Day

Aug
03

Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

Aug
25

Qixi - Chinese Valentine's Day

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 2020

Sep
27

Yom Kippur (Jewish)

From Sep 27 2020 until Sep 28 2020

October 2020

Oct
12

Canadian Thanksgiving

Oct
25

Mother-In-Law Day

Oct
25

British Summertime Ends - clocks go back 1 hour

Oct
31

Halloween

November 2020

Nov
01

All Saints Day

Nov
05

Guy Fawkes Night

Nov
11

Armistice Day

Flowers Armistice

Nov
11

Remembrance Sunday

Nov
26

Thanksgiving USA

Nov
27

Black Friday

Nov
30

Cyber Monday

Nov
30

Saint Andrew's Day - Patron Saint of Scotland

December 2020

Dec
10

Hanukkah begins (Jewish)

Dec
21

Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)

Dec
25

Christmas Day

Dec
26

Boxing Day

Dec
31

Hogmanay - Scotland

Special Dates for 2021

January 2021

Jan
01

New Year's Day

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

February 2021

Feb
12

Chinese New Year

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