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Calendar for Public Holidays and key shopping events in the UK

Posted 9 months ago by Skimlinks

The average publisher on Skimlinks doubles their commerce content revenue in the holiday season. Commerce editors have more to write about than just Black Friday and Christmas.

Here is a selection of public holidays and events that can inspire publishers to write for their audiences in the UK. Publishers may decide to write their articles several months in advance to get better SEO traction or simply because consumers are shopping early.

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Q1 2023

With Valentines Day, Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day on the horizon, there are plenty of holidays to inspire your content in Q1.

January January Sales
New Year, New Me
January 1 New Years Day
January 17 Blue Monday
February 5 Grammy Awards
February 14 Valentines Day
February 17 – 21
London Fashion Week
February 20
Love Your Pet Day
February 21 Pancake Day
February 22 Ash Wednesday
Women’s History Month
March 3
Employee Appreciation Day
March 8
International Women’s Day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 World Sleep Day
March 20
International Day of Happiness
March 23 Puppy Day
March 19 Mother’s Day
March 20
First Day of Spring


Q2 2023

Easter, Father’s Day and Pride Month are set to be highlights in the Q2 calendar.

Summer Holiday Planning Begins
April 1 April Fool’s Day
April 3 World Party Day
April 7
World Health Day
April 7 Good Friday
April 9 Easter Sunday
April 10 Easter Monday
April 10 Siblings Day
April 21
National Tea Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 28 Superhero day
April 29 Dance Day
Masturbation Month
May 1
May Day Bank Holiday
May 4
Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you)
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6
King Charles III’s Coronation
May 9 – 13
Eurovision Song Contest
May 13
World Cocktail Day
May 14
Mother’s Day (US)
May 17
Cannes Film Festival
May 21
International Tea Day
May 29
Spring Bank Holiday
June Pride Month
June 1
International Children’s Day
June 5
World Environment Day
June 8
World Oceans’ Day/Best Friend Day
June 13 – 19
Men’s Health Week
June 17
Plastic Free Beauty Day
June 18 Picnic Day
June 18 Father’s Day
June 21
Summer Solstice
June 21 – 25
Glastonbury Festival
June 27 Sunglasses Day

Q3 2023

Summer brings Fashion, Holidays, Festivals and more!

July 1 Tour De France
July 7 Chocolate Day
July 9 Fashion Day
July 11 Prime Day
July 31
National Orgasm Day
August 1 – 31 Back To School
August 4
Bike to Work Day
August 9 Book Lovers Day
August 19
World Humanitarian Day
August 25 – 27
Reading & Leeds Festival
August 28
Summer Bank Holiday
Christmas Content Planning
September 9 Teddy Bear Day
September 12
Video Games Day
September 22 Fitness Day
September 23
First Day of Autumn
September 25 – October 3 Wool Week
September 27
World Tourism Day

Q4 2023

The major e-commerce events of the year take center stage in Q4, with Black Friday and Christmas leading the way.

Black History Month
October 1
World Coffee Day
October 5 Teachers Day
October 10
World Mental Health Day
October 16 Boss’s Day
October 28
Plush Animal Lover Day
October 29
National Cat Day
October 31 Halloween
November Movember
November 1
World Vegan Day
November 2
Stress Awareness Day
November 5 Bonfire Night
November 11 Singles Day
November 11
Remembrance Day
November 12 Diwali
November 13
World Kindness Day
November 17 Student’s Day
November 24 Black Friday
November 27 Cyber Monday
December 1
Holiday Gift Guide Released
December 7 – 15 Hanukkah
December 21
First Day of Winter
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Year’s Eve


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