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2016 Dates For Your Diary

To keep you on track with the years events, we have put together this handy calendar covering all the major celebratory events in 2016.

February 2016
8 February 2016 Chinese New Year (of the Monkey)
9 February 2016 Shrove Tuesday
14 February 2016 Valentines Day
17 February 2016 Random Acts of Kindness Day
18 February 2016 Ash Wednesday
28 February 2016 Floral Design Day
March 2016
1 March 2016 Saint David’s Day, Patron Saint of Wales
3 March 2016 World Book Day
6 March 2016 Mother’s Day (UK)
8 March 2016 International Women’s Day
9 March 2016 Commonwealth Day
17 March 2016 Saint Patrick’s Day, Patron Saint of Ireland
20 March 2016 March Equinox
20 March 2016 Palm Sunday
25 March 2016 Good Friday
27th March 2016 Easter Sunday 
April 2016
1 April 2016 April Fools Day
23 April 2016 St. George’s Day – Patron Saint of England
27 April 2016 Administrative Professionals Day (Formerly Secretaries Day)
May 2016
2 May 2016 Early May Bank Holiday
8 May 2016 International Mother’s Day 
30 May 2016 Spring Bank Holiday
June 2016
6 June 2016 Ramadan Begins (Muslim)
11 June 2016 Trooping the Colour
15 – 19 June 2016 British Flowers Week
19 June 2016 National Kissing Day
19 June 2016 Father’s Day
20 June 2016 Summer Solstice – Longest Day
July 2016
5 July 2016 Ramadan Ends (Muslim)
6 July 2016 International Kissing Day
30 July 2016 International Day of Friendship
August 2016
1 August 2016 Summer Bank Holiday (England & Wales)
2 August 2016 National Sisters Day
9 August 2016 Qi Xi (sometimes called Chinese Valentine’s Day in recent years)
29 August 2016 August Bank Holiday (Scotland)
September 2016
11 September 2016 Grandparents Day USA
22 September 2016 Autumnal Equinox – First day of Autumn
October 2016
2 October 2016 Grandparents Day UK
2 – 4 October 2016 Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
5 October 2016 National Teachers Day
10 October 2016 Canadian Thanksgiving
11 – 12 October 2016 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
25 October 2016 Mother-In-Law Day
30 October 2016 British Summertime Ends – clocks go back 1 hour
30 October 2016 Diwali / Deepavali – “The Festival of Lights” Symbolising the victory of good over evil. Hindu, Sikh
31 October 2016 Halloween
November 2016
1 November 2016 All Saints Day
5 November 2016 Guy Fawkes Night
11 November 2016 Armistice Day
13 November 2016 Kindness Day (UK)
13 November 2016 Remembrance Sunday
24 November 2016 Thanksgiving USA
25 November 2016 Black Friday
28 November 2016 Cyber Monday
30 November 2016 Saint Andrew’s Day – Patron Saint of Scotland
December 2016
21 December 2016 Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)
24 December 2016 Hanukkah begins (Jewish)
25 December 2016 Christmas Day
26 December 2016 Boxing Day
31 December 2016 New Years Eve