Planning events in 2015


If you are planning campaigns this year then here are some key dates throughout 2015 to consider.

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type Where it is observed
Jan 1 Thursday New Year’s Day Bank holiday
Jan 2 Friday 2nd January Local holiday Scotland
Jan 3 Saturday Prophet’s Birthday Muslim
Jan 6 Tuesday Epiphany Christian
Jan 7 Wednesday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
Jan 14 Wednesday Orthodox New Year Orthodox
Jan 25 Sunday Burns’ Night Local observance Scotland
Feb 4 Wednesday Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
Feb 14 Saturday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 17 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Christian
Feb 18 Wednesday Carnival/Ash Wednesday Christian
Feb 19 Thursday Chinese New Year Observance
Mar 1 Sunday St. David’s Day Observance Wales
Mar 5 Thursday Purim Jewish holiday
Mar 15 Sunday Mothering Sunday Observance
Mar 17 Tuesday St Patricks Day Local holiday Northern Ireland
Mar 20 Friday March equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 2 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
Apr 3 Friday Good Friday Public holiday
Apr 4 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian
Apr 4 Saturday First day of Passover Jewish holiday
Apr 5 Sunday Easter Sunday Bank holiday
Apr 6 Monday Easter Monday Common Local holidays ENGNIRWAL
Apr 10 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox
Apr 11 Saturday Last day of Passover Jewish holiday
Apr 11 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox
Apr 12 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox
Apr 13 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox
Apr 15 Wednesday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday
Apr 23 Thursday Yom HaAtzmaut Jewish holiday
Apr 23 Thursday St. George’s Day Observance
Apr 23 Thursday Shakespeare Day Observance
May 4 Monday Early May Bank Holiday Bank holiday
May 7 Thursday Lag B’Omer Jewish holiday
May 14 Thursday Ascension Day Christian
May 16 Saturday Isra and Mi’raj Muslim
May 24 Sunday Pentecost Christian
May 24 Sunday Shavuot Jewish holiday
May 25 Monday Whit Monday Christian
May 25 Monday Spring Bank Holiday Bank holiday
May 31 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian
Jun 4 Thursday Corpus Christi Christian
Jun 18 Thursday Ramadan begins Muslim
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jun 21 Sunday Father’s Day Observance
Jul 12 Sunday Battle of the Boyne Local holiday Northern Ireland
Jul 13 Monday Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny) Muslim
Jul 13 Monday Battle of the Boyne observed Local holiday Northern Ireland
Jul 18 Saturday Eid-al-Fitr Muslim
Jul 26 Sunday Tisha B’Av Jewish holiday
Aug 3 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Local holiday Scotland
Aug 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Christian
Aug 31 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Common Local holidays ENGNIRWAL
Sep 14 Monday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday
Sep 23 Wednesday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday
Sep 23 Wednesday September equinox Season
Sep 24 Thursday Eid-al-Adha Muslim
Sep 28 Monday First day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
Oct 4 Sunday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian
Oct 4 Sunday Last day of Sukkot Jewish holiday
Oct 5 Monday Shmini Atzeret Jewish holiday
Oct 6 Tuesday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday
Oct 15 Thursday Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 31 Saturday Halloween Observance
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day Christian
Nov 2 Monday All Souls’ Day Christian
Nov 5 Thursday Guy Fawkes Day Observance
Nov 8 Sunday Remembrance Sunday Observance
Nov 11 Wednesday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
Nov 29 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Observance
Nov 30 Monday St Andrew’s Day Local holiday Scotland
Dec 7 Monday First Day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
Dec 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian
Dec 14 Monday Last day of Hanukkah Jewish holiday
Dec 22 Tuesday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Prophet’s Birthday Muslim
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day Public holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Boxing Day Bank holiday
Dec 28 Monday Bank Holiday Bank holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance