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United Kingdom (Scotland) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Pound (GBP)
Internet domain: .uk - Telephone code: +44 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0 (DST: yes)
Measurements follow the imperial system
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Thursday June 2, 2022Spring Bank Holiday (Scotland)Secular holiday
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Friday June 3, 2022Queen's Platinum JubileeSecular holiday
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Friday July 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 18, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday August 1, 2022Summer Bank Holiday (banks remain open)Secular holiday
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Friday August 5, 2022Edinburgh International FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday August 5, 2022Edinbugh TattooEvents, celebrations...
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Friday August 5, 2022Fringe FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday August 12, 2022Edinburgh International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday August 17, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday August 20, 2022Scottish Galloway Country FairTradeshows
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Monday August 29, 2022Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)Banks only
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Monday September 19, 2022Autumn Day (Edinburgh only)Secular holiday
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Monday September 26, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 2, 2022Loch Ness MarathonSports events
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Friday October 14, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday November 11, 20222 minutes of silenceSpecial Events
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Sunday November 13, 2022Poppy DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday November 30, 2022St Andrews's Day (state workers only)Secular holiday
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Tuesday December 20, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Spring Bank Holiday (Scotland)

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Thursday June 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Friday June 3, 2022
Secular holiday :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

Regional holiday

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Monday July 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Glasgow Fair in Glasgow only

Summer Bank Holiday (banks remain open)

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Monday August 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Edinburgh International Festival

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Friday August 5, 2022
Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.eif.co.uk 2022 edition confirmed

Edinbugh Tattoo

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Friday August 5, 2022
Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.edintattoo.co.uk 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Fringe Festival

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Friday August 5, 2022
Culture : Www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Friday August 12, 2022
Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.edfilmfest.org.uk 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday August 17, 2022
School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

Scottish Galloway Country Fair

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Saturday August 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 2 days www.gallowaycountryfair.co.uk/ 2022 edition confirmed

Summer Bank Holiday (banks only)

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Monday August 29, 2022
Banks only :

Autumn Day (Edinburgh only)

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Monday September 19, 2022
Secular holiday : http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1390642006

Regional holiday

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Monday September 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Autumn Day in Glasgow only

Loch Ness Marathon

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Sports events : Www.lochnessmarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 14, 2022
School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday October 24, 2022
School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

2 minutes of silence

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Friday November 11, 2022
Special Events : Commemorates the day that World War One ended in 1918, when the armistice was signed in Compiègne, Northern France, at 5am. Six hours later, the fighting stopped, and to commemorate this there is a two minute silence at 11:00 am

Poppy Day

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Sunday November 13, 2022
Culture : Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans, although they do not have a fixed price - they rely on donations. The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC

St Andrews's Day (state workers only)

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Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday December 20, 2022
School holidays : May vary according to the local council for a complete list of UK & Scottish holidays, please go to http://myschoolholidays.com or http://www.gov.scot

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas in the UK. [Wikipedia]

Christmas Day

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.