40 Key UK Calendar Dates for 2017

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 11:14 am Written by

New Year, new ‘To Do’ lists!

Ever the handy helpers at NewZapp HQ, we thought a check list of the key UK calendar dates for 2017 might just be welcome (especially if you are counting the days until midnight on January 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 your set of online calendars…

Date Day of the week Event
January 1st Sunday New Year’s Day
Dry January begins
January 25th Wednesday Burns Night (Scotland)
January 28th Saturday Chinese New Year (year of the Rooster)
February 14th Tuesday Valentine’s Day
February 17th Friday Random Act of Kindness Day
February 28th Tuesday Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day
March 1st Wednesday St. David’s Day
March 2nd Thursday World Book Day
March 11th Saturday National No Smoking Day
March 17th Friday St. Patrick’s Day (Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland)
March 20th Monday First Day of Spring
March 24th Friday Red Nose Day
March 26th Sunday Mothering Sunday
Daylight Saving Time starts – Clocks go forward
April 1st Saturday April Fool’s Day
April 14th Friday Good Friday (Bank Holiday)
April 16th Sunday Easter Sunday
April 17th Monday Easter Monday (Bank Holiday except in Scotland)
April 23rd Sunday St. George’s Day
May 1st Monday Early May Bank Holiday
May 29th  Monday Spring Bank Holiday
June 18th Sunday Father’s Day
June 21st Wednesday First Day of Summer – Longest day
July 3rd Monday Wimbledon tennis championships begin
August 7th Monday Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
August 28th Monday Summer Bank Holiday (except in Scotland)
September 22nd Friday First Day of Autumn
October 29th Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends – Clocks go back
October 31st Tuesday Halloween
November 5th Sunday Bonfire Night
November 12th Sunday Remembrance Sunday
November 24th Friday Black Friday
November 27th Monday Cyber Monday
November 30th Thursday St. Andrew’s Day  (Bank Holiday in Scotland)
December 21st Thursday First Day of Winter – Shortest day
December 25th Monday Christmas Day
December 26th Tuesday Boxing Day
December 31st Sunday New Year’s Eve
Hogmany (Scotland)

Inspiring you to plan out some killer campaigns?

Then why not download an .ics file of the dates to import into Outlook, Mac Mail, Google Calendar etc.

To keep your motivational levels up, it comes complete with in-built Nagging Netty remainders – 2 weeks prior to each date – giving you no excuse not to plan your approach.

(because, like, that’s not going to ever get annoying!)

#toogoodtoyou

 

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Annette West – NewZapp Project Manager

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