Festivals, Celebrations And Public Holidays


The United Kingdom is a rich and vibrant country formed by merging England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. As such, it has inherited various traditions and cultures. As a result, you can find different types of festivals, celebration, and public holidays here. Whether it is religious, traditional, royal, and modern, there are vivid types of celebrations. People just love to get soaked themselves in the colours of festivals, be it observing in the street, at homes, or at a particular place specially reserved for the event.

They take a sabbath on public holidays from work and business and enjoy with friends and families. Checkout the events, festival, and public holidays scheduled for 2017 and reserve your travel date accordingly. The New Year's Day for citizens of United Kingdom starts with a holiday. It's a public holiday and all the banks, shops, institutions, and businesses remain closed. When the Big Ben strikes 12 in the midnight, people party with friends and families at homes or out on the streets.

Like people around the world, the British citizens too make New Year's resolutions as a determination for achieving something extraordinary or killing bad habits. People in Scotland enjoy the first day of the year with music, dance, food, and fireworks. They sing their traditional song “Auld Lang Syne” to welcome the new year and observe it till 3rd January. This day is observed in Scotland in honor of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet.

The date for celebrating the 'Year of Rooster' usually falls between late January to mid February as the date varies as per the lunar and solar calendars. This is the biggest celebration in UK outside Asia where thousands of people conglomerate at Trafalgar Square. The celebration starts with a colourful procession that pass through the streets of West End. People gather here to watch the dance and acrobatics performance of artists.

The event also sees a display of firework and a feast. This is the most popular event not only in the United Kingdom, but all over the world. It is celebrated in honor of St. Valentine. People go out for lunch and dinner with their sweethearts and give gifts in flowers and chocolates. The best thing about this day is there is love in the air and romance blooms.