Important Dates

Recognised International Dates

Events like Christmas, Halloween and Valentines Day are a great excuse to throw a fancy dress party. To help you with planning a costume party with a difference, we have highlighted some dates in the coming year which may be of interest. These dates can be great fancy dress party themes and we have included ideas for costumes for you and your guests should you be organising/attending a fancy dress costume party on any of the following dates:

April

  • 1st - April Fools Day
  • 2nd - International Children's Book Day (celebrates the birth of Hans Christian Anderson)
  • 3rd - Mother's Day
  • 4th - Indian New Year
  • 6th - Bee Awareness Day
  • 17th - London Marathon
  • 21st - Queen’s Birthday
  • 22nd - Good Friday
  • 23rd - St George’s Day
  • 29th - Royal Wedding Anniversary of William and Kate
  • May

  • 8th - VE Day Anniversary
  • 12th - International Nurses Day
  • 14th - Eurovision Song Contest
  • 30th - UK Spring Bank Holiday
  • June

  • 2nd - Italian National Day
  • 6th - D Day Anniversary
  • 11th - Trooping the Colours
  • 19th - Father's Day
  • 25th - Armed Forces Day
  • July

  • 1st - Canada Day
  • 4th - American Independence Day
  • 14th - Bastille Day
  • 20th - 1st Moon Landing
  • August

  • 6th - 13th Cowes Week, Isle of Wight
  • 5th - 27th Edinburgh Festival
  • 8th - Jamaica Independence Day
  • 15th - Indian Independence Day
  • 29th - August Bank Holiday
  • September

  • 11th - Italian Grand Prix
  • 13th - Roald Dahl Day
  • 16th - Mexican Independence Day
  • 19th - Talk like a Pirate Day
  • 17th - Oktoberfest starts in Munich
  • October

  • 1st - 31st Cancer awareness month
  • 1st - National Day in China
  • 3rd - Oktoberfest ends
  • 4th - Children's book week
  • 4th - Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • 12th - National Day in Spain
  • 26th - Diwali
  • 30th - British Summer time ends
  • 31st - Halloween
  • November

  • 1st - Italian Day: All Saints Day
  • 5th - Guy Fawkes
  • 11th - Armistice Day
  • 14th - Remembrance Sunday
  • 17th - Beaujolais Nouveau
  • 22nd - Anniversary of Blackbeard's death
  • 24th - Thanksgiving USA
  • 30th - St Andrew’s Day
  • December

  • 22nd - Winter Solstice, Shortest Day
  • 24th - Xmas Eve
  • 25th - Xmas Day
  • 26th - Boxing Day
  • 31st - New Years Eve
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