KNOWLEDGE BASE Holidays In The UK - Festivals

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On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. Article 50 was just the beginning of the withdrawal process, as it allows the UK two years to negotiate its leave with the other EU member states. UK laws and regulations did not and will not change overnight. We will update our site with any relevant changes and information as it becomes available. You can learn more on the UK government site.

 

Holidays In The UK - Festivals

 

Religion in the UK

The two largest religious groups in the UK are Christians and “none”.  But based on a survey done by YouGov in 2014, there appears to be a ‘Census Effect’ in the UK, which means that people report what their ‘official’ religion’ is when filling out official forms, such as the 2011 UK Census. They may report their religion in this way for reasons of tradition rather than what they truly believe.  In the YouGov survey, fully 77% of respondents reported they were ‘not very religious’ or ‘not religious at all’.  And 50% said they did not regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion.

Chart showing UK religious makeup

 

Holidays in the United Kingdom

Public holidays in the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as bank holidays, are days where most businesses and essential services are closed although an increasing number of retail businesses (especially the larger ones) do open on some of the public holidays, in accordance with trading laws.

Only four holidays are observed in all countries of the United Kingdom. They are: New Year's Day, May Day or Early May Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Most other holidays are decided upon each of the four nations in the UK, which do not always coincide with bank holidays, and instead observe traditional local custom and practice for their public holidays.The United Kingdom has no national day holiday marked or celebrated for its formal founding date. Increasingly, there are calls for public holidays on the patron saints' days in England, Scotland and Wales (Northern Ireland already has St. Patrick's Day as a holiday). Here is the holiday schedule for the countries of the UK through 2016. 

 

2017 UK Bank Holiday Calendar

 

To help you keep track of the UK’s public holidays and festivals, Globig has created a UK Media Calendar through 2017. With the holidays and festivals already loaded into the calendar, you can plan your activities around them.

 

YouGov UK religion survey

The World Factbook

UK Bank Holidays for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland

May Day

Boxing Day

Patron Saints' Days

UK Media Calendar

KNOWLEDGE BASE Holidays In The UK - Festivals