40 Key UK Calendar Dates for 2018

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm Written by

New Year, new ‘To Do’ lists!

Ever the handy helpers at NewZapp HQ, after the success of the 2017 version we thought a check list of the key UK calendar dates for 2018 might also be welcome (especially if you are partaking in Dry January and counting the days until midnight on the 31st!)

No prizes for guessing which date Valentine’s Day falls on, but what about the movable dates like Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Easter weekend?

Time to start planning, supporting, promoting & engaging!

Here are our Top 40 UK calendar dates to send a NewZapp campaign, with options at the bottom of the list to print a reminder sheet or add to download our interactive Content Calendar which you can manage via a Google or Excel sheet.

Date Day of the week Event
January 1st Monday New Year’s Day
Dry January begins
January 25th Thursday Burns Night (Scotland)
February 13th Tuesday Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day
February 14th Wednesday Valentine’s Day
February 16th Friday Chinese New Year (year of the Dog)
February 17th Saturday Random Act of Kindness Day
March 1st Thursday St. David’s Day
March 1st Thursday World Book Day
March 11th Sunday Mother’s Day
March 14th Friday National No Smoking Day
March 17th Saturday St. Patrick’s Day (Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland)
March 17th – 23rd Saturday – Friday Sport Relief Week
March 20th Tuesday First Day of Spring
March 25th Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts – Clocks go forward
March 30th Friday Good Friday (Bank Holiday)
April 1st Sunday Easter Sunday
April 1st Sunday April Fool’s Day
April 2nd Monday Easter Monday (Bank Holiday except in Scotland)
April 23rd Monday St. George’s Day
May 7th Monday Early May Bank Holiday
May 19th Saturday Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding
May 28th  Monday Spring Bank Holiday
June 14th – July 15th Thursday – Sunday FIFA World Cup
June 17th Sunday Father’s Day
June 21st Thursday First Day of Summer – Longest day
July 2nd – July 15th Monday – Sunday Wimbledon Tennis Championships
August 6th Monday Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
August 27th Monday Summer Bank Holiday (except in Scotland)
September 23rd Sunday First Day of Autumn
October 28th Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends – Clocks go back
October 31st Wednesday Halloween
November 5th Monday Bonfire Night
November 11th Sunday Remembrance Sunday
November 23rd Friday Black Friday
November 26th Monday Cyber Monday
November 30th Friday St. Andrew’s Day  (Bank Holiday in Scotland)
December 21st Friday First Day of Winter – Shortest day
December 25th Tuesday Christmas Day
December 26th Wednesday Boxing Day
December 31st Monday New Year’s Eve
Hogmany (Scotland)

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Annette West

Project Manager at NewZapp


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