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|
|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
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!)
Annette West – NewZapp Project Manager