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Event Date 2024
Vernal EquinoxAbout 21 March in northern hemisphere (about 23 September in southern hemisphere)Thu  
Autumnal EquinoxAbout 23 September in northern hemisphere (about 21 March in southern hemisphere)Thu  
New Year's Day1 January (observed following Monday if on Saturday or Sunday)Mon 1 Jan
Epiphany6 JanuarySat 6 Jan
Burns Night (Scotland)25 JanuaryThu 25 Jan
Super Bowl Sunday (US)First Sunday in FebruarySun 4 Feb
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)47 days before Easter SundayTue 13 Feb
St Valentine's Day14 FebruaryWed 14 Feb
Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)46 days before Easter SundayWed 14 Feb
St David's Day (Wales)1 MarchFri 1 Mar
World Book DayFirst Thursday in MarchThu 7 Mar
Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) (UK, IRL, Nigeria)Fourth Sunday of LentSun 10 Mar
St Patrick's Day (Ireland)17 March (observed following Monday if on Saturday or Sunday)Sun 17 Mar
Easter SundaySee Elusive EasterSun 31 Mar
Earth Day22 AprilMon 22 Apr
St George's Day (England)23 AprilTue 23 Apr
Anzac Day (Australia & New Zealand)25 AprilThu 25 Apr
Labour Day1 MayWed 1 May
May Day1 MayWed 1 May
Early May Bank Holiday (UK)First Monday in MayMon 6 May
Victory in Europe Day8 MayWed 8 May
Spring Bank Holiday (UK)Last Monday in MayMon 27 May
Father's Day (UK)Third Sunday in JuneSun 16 Jun
Summer SolsticeAbout 21 June in northern hemisphere - 21 December in southern hemisphereThu 20 Jun
Independence Day (US)4 July (observed previous Friday if on Saturday - following Monday if on Sunday)Thu 4 Jul
Battle of the Boyne (N Ireland)12 July (observed following Monday if on Saturday or Sunday)Fri 12 Jul
Bastille Day (France)14 JulySun 14 Jul
Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)First Monday in AugustMon 5 Aug
Hiroshima Day6 AugustTue 6 Aug
Nagazaki Day9 AugustFri 9 Aug
The Assumption15 AugustThu 15 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N Ireland)Last Monday in AugustMon 26 Aug
Columbus Day12 OctoberSat 12 Oct
Hallowe'en31 OctoberThu 31 Oct
All Souls Day1 NovemberFri 1 Nov
All Saints Day2 NovemberSat 2 Nov
Armistice Day11 NovemberMon 11 Nov
Thanksgiving Day (US)Fourth Thursday in NovemberThu 28 Nov
Black FridayThe day after Thanksgiving DayFri 29 Nov
St Andrew's Day (Scotland)30 November (following Monday if on Saturday or Sunday)Sat 30 Nov
Cyber MondayMonday after Black FridayMon 2 Dec
St Nicholas Day6 DecemberFri 6 Dec
Immaculate Conception8 DecemberSun 8 Dec
Winter SolsticeAbout 21 December in northern hemisphere - about 21 June in southern hemisphereFri 20 Dec
Christmas Eve24 DecemberTue 24 Dec
Christmas Day25 DecemberWed 25 Dec
Boxing Day26 DecemberThu 26 Dec
New Year's Eve31 DecemberTue 31 Dec

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