Traditional celebrations

Find out what’s on through the year.

Traditional Holidays and celebrations.

Celebrate Traditional British Holidays & Celebrations. A guide to traditional British holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Gatherings, age old customs and traditions, local food and drink, all help mark the occasions.

Celebrate with your friends and family each season.

Twelfth Night Christmas Decorations

Twelfth Night

Recognised as the last day of the Christmas festive season. It is tradition to take down your Christmas tree and decorations to avoid bad luck in the year ahead.
January 5 2024

Burns Night Scotland

Burns Night

Celebrate the life and poetry Scottish Robert Burns, with a special Burns Night Supper with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and friends.
January 25 2024

Wales Flag

St. Dwynwen’s Day

Celebrate Welsh Valentine’s day – St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers.
January 25 2024

Candlemas UK

Candlemas Day

Candlemas is the last festival in the Christian Christmas calendar. It is tradition (although not so popular these days) for people to have light candles in their windows on the night.
February 2 2024

Valentines Day Roses

Valentines Day

Send the one you love a Valentines gift & card. Give chocolates and jewellery.
February 14 2024

Pancake Day UK

Shrove Tuesday

Everybody loves pancakes, and Shrove Tuesday is the perfect day to indulge.
March 1 2024

British Flag Bunting

St Pirans Day

St Piran’s Day is an annual celebration held on March 5th in Cornwall, England to honor the region’s patron saint, Saint Piran.
March 5 2024

Mothering Sunday UK

Mothering Sunday

Mothers Days is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. Buy a great British made gift or British Flowers for your mother on Mothers Day.
March 27 2024

British Flag Bunting

April Fools Day

Traditional day of jokes and pranks every year on the 1st of April, until 12 noon, when all pranks must stop and be revealed.
April 1 2024

British Flag Bunting

Maudy Thursday

Marking the night of the Last Supper, Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday.
April 14 2024

British Flag Bunting

Good Friday

Have a hot cross bun and a fish supper this Good Friday. It follows Maundy Thursday and precedes Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. March 27 2024

Easter Sunday UK

Easter Sunday

Celebrate Easter Sunday with family days out, chocolate eggs, and springtime traditions.
March 31 2024

British Flag Bunting

Easter Monday

Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday.
April 14 2024

British Flag Bunting


Beltane is the Gaelic May Day festival.
May 2 2024

May Day UK

May Day

May Day has been celebrated in England for centuries. Traditional May Day celebrations include the crowning a May Queen, Dancing around the Maypole and Morris Dancing.
May 2 2024

Cornish Pasty

Harvest Festival

On or Near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon. Harvest Home is a traditional English harvest festival celebrated since pagan times.
Sunday nearest the harvest moon 2024

British Flag Bunting

Punkie Night

Punky night is a local Somerset tradition where villagers gather together for a procession with lanterns are made out of manglewurzel.
October 30 2024

Bonfire Night Celebrations UK

Bonfire Night

One of the biggest occasions for fireworks in Britain is Guy Fawkes Night held each year in November.
November 5 2024

British Flag Bunting

Winter Solstice

This day brings people together at Stonehenge in Glastonbury, to bring in the shortest day of the year.
Sunday nearest the harvest moon 2024

Christmas Day

A sparkling Christmas tree, cards and presents with everyone around the table for Christmas lunch.
December 25 2024

Boxing Day UK

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is celebrated the day after Christmas Day, traditionally giving gifts to friend and neighbours.
December 26 2024

Hogmanay Scotland


Hogmanay is Scotland’s world famous New Year’s celebration.
December 31 2024

All across the year, there are traditional and cultural times of the year with festivals and events to mark the occasion. Enjoy traditional customs and local trivia celebrating special days in Britain.

Mark the occasion with Uniquely British Traditions


Discover unusual traditions from local village folklore to centuries old tales, national holidays and local events.


Enjoy traditional products and crafts associated with the different celebrations around the country.

Take Part

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