40 Key UK Calendar Dates for 2017

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…

DateDay of the weekEvent
January 1stSundayNew Year’s Day
Dry January begins
January 25thWednesdayBurns Night (Scotland)
January 28thSaturdayChinese New Year (year of the Rooster)
February 14thTuesdayValentine’s Day
February 17thFridayRandom Act of Kindness Day
February 28thTuesdayShrove Tuesday, Pancake Day
March 1stWednesdaySt. David’s Day
March 2ndThursdayWorld Book Day
March 11thSaturdayNational No Smoking Day
March 17thFridaySt. Patrick’s Day (Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland)
March 20thMondayFirst Day of Spring
March 24thFridayRed Nose Day
March 26thSundayMothering Sunday
Daylight Saving Time starts – Clocks go forward
April 1stSaturdayApril Fool’s Day
April 14thFridayGood Friday (Bank Holiday)
April 16thSundayEaster Sunday
April 17thMondayEaster Monday (Bank Holiday except in Scotland)
April 23rdSundaySt. George’s Day
May 1stMondayEarly May Bank Holiday
May 29th MondaySpring Bank Holiday
June 18thSundayFather’s Day
June 21stWednesdayFirst Day of Summer – Longest day
July 3rdMondayWimbledon tennis championships begin
August 7thMondaySummer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
August 28thMondaySummer Bank Holiday (except in Scotland)
September 22ndFridayFirst Day of Autumn
October 29thSundayDaylight Saving Time ends – Clocks go back
October 31stTuesdayHalloween
November 5thSundayBonfire Night
November 12thSundayRemembrance Sunday
November 24thFridayBlack Friday
November 27thMondayCyber Monday
November 30thThursdaySt. Andrew’s Day  (Bank Holiday in Scotland)
December 21stThursdayFirst Day of Winter – Shortest day
December 25thMondayChristmas Day
December 26thTuesdayBoxing Day
December 31stSundayNew 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!)



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Annette West – NewZapp Project Manager

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6 Responses to “40 Key UK Calendar Dates for 2017”

  1. Scott Hendry

    Hello Annette, Thank you for sharing! Just a heads up, the download links at the bottom of your article aren’t live.

    • Hi Scott, thank you so much for spotting this – that will teach me for not asking someone to check my own work! You should find the links now re-instated if you could refresh the page.

  2. Gillian Woodland

    Hi Annette – could you resend the PDF of the calendar dates to me please? It’s doesn’t appear to be working on the email. thanks – good to know you’re still there!