12 Great Festivals And Holidays Celebrated In United Kingdom!

Festivals and Holidays in the UK are the occasions when most people have the best time. Many of them wait for the festivals and holiday season to happen so that they can enjoy some of the best time with their family and friends and get a day off from their work life.

The whole year is filled with some of the best occasions and events. Starting from January to December, there are about 12 UK holidays and festivals when the whole country get into the excitement of different festivals and want to make their day off celebrating the eve.

With summer turning down and autumn is approaching, the cooler weather tends to come closer, this also brings the news of various activity and festivals to happen. So, apart from witnessing jumpers, and mugs of hot chocolate, the winter months will also bring you near to the biggest bank holiday to enjoy on the eve of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

These festivals are referred to as Bank holidays because banks, government offices and most business are closed are different to public holidays.

Different areas in the UK observe the festival differently. There is technically four main festival in England, Wales and Ireland i.e. Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Boxing Day in England and Wales and St Stephen’s Day in Ireland.

In Scotland, there are five main festivals including New Year’s Day, Good Friday, the first Monday in May, the first Monday in August and the famous Christmas Day. On Christmas, you can get various travel deals online, by using the Manor cottages voucher codes you could plan out a perfect getaway and stay at the most comforting cottages.

These days were set out as a bank holiday in the Bank Holidays Act of 187. So, if you are planning to have a vacation any place then you can plan according to these days off

Here is a list of United Kingdom holidays and festivals for the whole year!

#1. New Year’s Day celebrated at 1 January

New Year’s Day marks the start of a new year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is an official calendar used in the United Kindom. On this day, the whole world celebrates and have a good time as they bring in a fresh new year that calls for making new memories and everyone hope for the year to be lucky for them.

#2. St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on 17 March

St Patrick Day remembers the life and deeds of St Patrick, who was one of Ireland’s patron saints. This day is also celebrated as Irish culture as during this day Saint Patrick died and in the memory of him, UK celebrates this day as St Patrick’s Day.

#3. Good Friday

Good Friday is celebrated on Friday just before the Easter Sunday, it is the public holiday in the United Kingdom. On this day the Christian community observes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This day is considered as a Holy week and is declared a public holiday throughout the UK.

#4. Easter Monday

Easter Monday is celebrated on Monday on the day just after Easter Sunday. During this day, there is a bank holiday in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland but not in Scotland. In many places around the world, people celebrate this day by getting outside, spending time with their family, and have picnics as spring begins to bloom.

#5. Early May Bank Holiday

May Day or the early May Bank Holiday is held on first Monday of may each year. During this day people do campaigning and celebrate workers rights. It was originated as a Roman festival praising the beginning of the summer season.

#6. Spring Bank Holiday

The Spring Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom is held on last Monday of May every year. Now, in day’s times, people Today, take advantage of the day off and take out time to go and celebrate the Customs, Traditions And Celebrations.

#7. Orange Men’s Day celebrated on July 12

Orangemen’s Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of Boyne.  This day is celebrated in the remembrance of the Glorious Revolution and the victory of Protestant King William who began the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland.

#8. Summer Bank Holiday 

The Summer Bank Holiday is on the first May of August in Scotland and last Monday of August in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. This is the day is a holiday when people go on holiday from work or school in the autumn.

#9. Guy Fawkes Day celebrated on November 5

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night, commemorates prevention of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament of London in 1605.

#10. St. Andrew’s Day held on November 30

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St. Andrew’s Day is a bank holiday in Scotland. During this day, people gather all over the world and celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint.

#11. Christmas Day celebrated on December 25

Christmas day is a holiday that traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth. It is celebrated on 25th of December in worldwide including the UK.

#12. Boxing day is celebrated on December 26

Boxing day is a holiday in the United Kindom that falls on December 26 each year. This day is celebrated in a number of countries that were earlier a part of the British Empire.

This list ends here, so if you want to enjoy during these holidays and festivals then you can plan to go out and pre-book your stay at the best cottages from Sykes Cottages voucher codes that allow you to stay at utmost comfort.

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