Annual Celebrations List

Doing something without reason or meaning behind it has never been enjoyable for me; and this includes the activities I plan with my preschooler. I am much better prepared and find life much easier when a special event, historical moment, or celebration day is upcoming. For this reason, I am creating a list here of annual celebrations so that hopefully we will escape the empty ‘I’ve no idea what to do??!!’ days, that I will admit sometimes creep up on us.

The celebrations are listed chronologically for convenience.

  • 1st Jan – Hogmany / New Year
  • 25th Jan – St. Dwynwen’s Day – Wales
  • 25th Jan – Burns Night – Scotland
  • 26th Jan – Australia Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • 14th Feb – Valentines Day
  • 1st March – St David’s Day – Wales
  • Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
  • Ash Wednesday – 1st Day of Lent
  • Commonwealth Day
  • 17th March – St Patrick’s Day – Ireland
  • 21st March – World Poetry Day
  • 22nd March – World Water Day
  • BST Begins – Spring Activities
  • Mother’s Day
  • 1st April – April Fool’s Day
  • London Marathon
  • Easter
  • 22nd April – Earth Day
  • 23rd April – St George’s Day – England
  • 23rd April – World Book Day
  • 1st May – May Day
  • Chelsea Flower Show
  • Summer Activities
  • Father’s Day
  • 21st June – World Music Day
  • 4th July – American Independence Day
  • 14th July – Emmeline Pankhurst Day
  • 15th July – St Swithin’s Day
  • 21st July – Anniversary of First Moon Landing 1969
  • BST ends – Autumn Activities
  • Harvest
  • 1st October – World Vegetarian Day
  • 16th October – World Food Day
  • 31st Oct – Halloween
  • 1st Nov – All Saint’s Day
  • 5th Nov – Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night
  • 11th Nov – Remembrance Day
  • Thanksgiving – America
  • World Philosophy Day
  • 30th Nov -.St Andrews Day – Scotland
  • Christmas & Winter Activities
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversarys

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