UK Public Holidays and Events 2022

The UK is known for its vibrant cultural scene and diverse celebrations. In 2022, we will see a range of public holidays and events that people from all walks of life can enjoy. Here is a comprehensive guide to the most anticipated UK public holidays and events of 2022.

New Year’s Day

The start of the year is marked by the New Year’s Day public holiday on January 1st, which falls on a Saturday in 2022. The day is celebrated with enthusiasm and vigour across the UK. If you’re in London, be sure to catch the famous New Year’s Day parade.

St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, and expectedly draws large crowds to major cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester. The day is a perfect opportunity to don your green attire and take part in the lively parades and street parties.

Good Friday and Easter Monday

Good Friday and Easter Monday are Christian holidays that fall respectively on April 15th and 18th in 2022. Both days are public holidays and are marked by religious-inspired events, such as church services and parades.

Early May Bank Holiday

The first May bank holiday on Monday 2nd May is an ideal time to take a break and enjoy the advent of spring. Many cities and towns around the UK host outdoor fairs and festivals on this day.

Spring Bank Holiday

The Spring Bank Holiday is scheduled to take place on Monday, 30th May. This year, the holiday falls on a Monday, providing an excellent opportunity to relish in the warm weather, and take part in outdoor activities.

Summer Bank Holiday

The Summer Bank holiday on Monday 29th August marks the end of the summer season with street festivals, music, and outdoor events. Most families and friends organise a camping or a BBQ to celebrate the occasion, while others prefer to attend the Notting Hill Carnival in London.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day

The Christmas holiday, marked on the 25th of December is considered the most popular public holiday in the UK. Shops and offices are closed during the Christmas period, which extends from Christmas Eve, December 24th, to Boxing Day on the 26th of December. Boxing Day provides an opportunity to grab some amazing discounts in many popular UK stores.

In conclusion, public holidays and events in the UK provide an opportunity to connect with people, culture, and tradition. With a vast array of things to see and do, there’s always something for everyone. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for even more upcoming events and public holidays in 2022.

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