The celebration brings together England's New Age Tribes (neo-druids, neo-pagans and Wiccans) with ordinary families, tourists, travellers and party people. The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland. Each Tattoo is different from the last and always embraces different themes; nature, creativity and Scotland's homecoming are just some of the concepts explored in recent times. Past years saw around 40 of the city's best restaurants dish up their finest dishes for the ultimate alfresco feast, while 200 producers provide a bounty of the best food and beverages from Britain and around the world. The festival showcases the work of contemporary designers, architects and artists, with striking large-scale installations and events popping up around the city. The official Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on the storyteller’s birthday, 13 September. All of this alongside a programme of music, comedy, culture and performance. We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. The event was started in 2007 and brings out the crowds in force to laugh at the proceedings, while TV cameras and the press often record it for audiences all over the world from Australia to the USA. Taste of London Festival, London, England. The Big Cheese Festival, Caerphilly, south Wales. For more than 25 years, the World Snail Racing Championships have been held at Congham in Norfolk, where more than 300 snails slug it out for the title of ‘Fastest Snail in the World’. The Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd, Powys, mid-Wales. World’s Biggest Liar, Lake District, Cumbria, north-west England *Quirky*. The Festival lasts over six days and past events have ranged from lectures and debates for adults, to hands-on activity for schools and families, to comedy, theatre and expeditions. Visitors can put their finger on the pulse of Bristol’s incredible street art scene during Upfest. One of the UK’s greatest free celebrations of the natural world, the Festival of Nature features hundreds of free events, usually including lectures, tours and film screenings on the subjects of science, natural history and the environment. Walk alongside other Jane Austen fans in the spectacular, opening Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, south-west England. Confederate Heroes' Day. One of the best know Royal Horticultural Shows, the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show returns with even more unforgettable floral and horticultural displays. The World Conker Championships are held on the village green in Ashton, Peterborough, with many attempting to become the King or Queen of conkers. The Machynlleth Comedy Festival has quickly gained a reputation as a hidden gem, featuring as-seen-on-TV comedy acts. Please note that events are subject to change, and visitors are strongly advised to check individual websites for the latest information. Learn to ice-skate against the picturesque background of Kew Gardens, which delivers a sparkling after-dark experience and a truly festive atmosphere every year. Past main events have taken place in Llangollen's town hall, as well as on a narrow boat, steam train, at the ancient ruins of Castell Dinas Bran and in the atmospheric setting of Vale Crucis Abbey. From author events and interactive workshops to lively debates and book signings, the Book Festival allows visitors to meet favourite authors. Ahoy there! Spirited, inspiring, Scottish – this festival puts on hundreds of whisky-inspired events over six days. Now in its eleventh edition, and rescheduled from 2020, Ecuadorian curator Manuela Moscoso will use her expertise to shape the 2021 festival into something truly special. Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. The birthday celebrations are a tradition going back nearly 200 years and are held on the weekend closest to William Shakespeare’s birthday on 23 April. Other Celebrations. The Six Nations Championship for England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will see matches take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Twickenham Stadium in London, and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh - cheer along at home! Event. This annual celebration of cycling was a virtual event in 2020, so we’re hoping for 2021 it will be back to normal, with rides and events up and down the country, Be sure to keep an eye on the Bike Week page for updates and information on how to register your rides and get involved. Projected to open on 11 May 2021, RHS Garden Bridgewater aims to restore Worsley New Hall to its former glory and beyond, adding a vast walled garden and an impressive modern welcome building, as well as returning the remaining historic buildings to their beautiful best. With many events having been rescheduled from May 2020 to dates throughout 2020 and early 2021, the highly anticipated Finale Weekend will include performances from McFly, Billy Ocean and Scouting for Girls, among others. Mersey River Festival, Liverpool, north-west England. In 2021 London will host its 65th annual film festival organised with the British Film Institute. Muted celebrations as UK welcomes 2021 and world says goodbye to a 'different' year A fraction of the people normally on the banks of the Thames hear the bongs of Big Ben after authorities urge people to stay away. Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. Based at Watershed in Bristol’s historic floating harbour, the week-long programme pulls together some of the best short films from around the world alongside a series of special big screen events, a comprehensive industry programme and free public screenings. Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol, south-west England. Featuring famous household names and the stars of tomorrow, Bath Comedy Festival brings a mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, cabaret, music and magic. Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, west England. RBS Six Nations Rugby, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh. Cheltenham Festival, Gloucestershire, south-west England. 18 Mon. Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees”, is one of the four Jewish New Years. first day of Gregorian calendar. The history and tradition of the competition, and the pageantry of the Cup Final, is familiar to millions. NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival and New Year’s Eve Carnival, NewcastleGateshead, north-east England. Returning to London’s Hyde Park, Barclaycard presents British Summertime will once again see some of the world’s greatest bands and musicians take to the stage for a weekend of amazing performances. The festival where the world's leading thinkers come together to debate the most cutting-edge ideas. Expect plenty of family friendly activities as well as all sorts of classic and special-interest cars to gawp at. Extended in 2019 from a week to a fortnight, the event has a different theme every year, and all sorts of activities take place, from cycling and walking to stargazing – and many of them are free. Blackpool Illuminations, Lancashire, north-west England. The Garlic Festival, Isle of Wight, south England *Quirky*. SummerTyne Americana Festival, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, north-east England. No holidays shown? The May Bank Holiday weekend in Llandudno means a chance to wander amongst steam engines and Victorian musical organs, vintage cars and costumes, curiosities and sideshows, as well as people dressed as if they were back in the Victorian days. Belfast International Arts Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland. JOE Biden will become the 46th president of the US on January 20, 2021. 14 Sun. It takes place in and around the market town of Alton and nearby Chawton, the home of Jane Austen’s House & Museum. The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, with music, dance and precision displays with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Stratford’s largest free family friendly event hosts market stalls, entertainment and events both on and off the river. Valentine's Day. This is a chance to see films from 90 seconds to 20 minutes, across all film-making genres and made by film-makers and animators from across the world. This annual celebration of LGBTQ+ life on Tyneside is one of the biggest and most diverse free events in the North East. The work on show ranges from huge names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers. Torchlit Summer Evenings at the Roman Baths, Bath, south-west England. The fastest-growing and third-largest film festival in Britain, with more than 350 events, including new local and international film from all genres, from mainstream to art-house, classics to cult. Featuring the best children’s and teen authors, incredible illustrators, favourite characters, professional storytellers and the biggest names in children’s literature from across the world. The Festival includes an eclectic mix of performance-based events including punk, reggae, rock, folk, flamenco, poetry, drama, art and film. Twelfth Night and Epiphany (January 5–6) In the UK, some consider it bad luck to leave Christmas … 2 April. A packed menu of celebrity chefs, master-classes, mouth-watering street stalls and entertainment. While it is yet to be confirmed officially, reports have stated that the UK Prime Minister is 'keen' to visit India as soon as possible. Please visit Hindu Festivals as per Lunar month to know in which Lunar month festivals are celebrated. Edinburgh's six major theatres and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe. Northern Pride, Newcastle, north-east England. The mass ascents at dawn and teatime are a sight to behold, with more than 100 balloons taking off, and after-dark firework shows to follow. The day exists due to St Dwynwen’s own experiences with lost love and her later commitment to becoming a nun. Full Moon. Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, south Wales. World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells, mid Wales. National Youth Day. On the water, hundreds of sailing vessels provide a vibrant backdrop to the activities. The Golden Spurtle is the annual World Porridge-MakingChampionship, which tasks each competitor to produce at least one pint (200ml) of porridge, divided into three portions for the judges to taste. The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England. Holiday Holiday. Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, south Wales. July … Dress up as favourite characters at The Story Museum, take a walk through the story’s history, and explore the highlights of the city that inspired Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale. Past years have been the city burst to life with a diverse line up of acts at Millennium Square, a march through the centre of Leeds and the biggest parties until the early hours. Calendar with 2021 Celebrations and Holidays of United States. The week’s finale is a Pride Parade through the city as part of a colourful outdoor music and arts celebration. Stonehaven Fireball Festival, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Bath Festival, Bath, south-west England. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, Bristol Harbour Festival will once again host a free weekend of music, markets and maritime fun based around Bristol’s historic harbourside. For those looking to relax after taking to the ice, the Skate Lounge also offers delicious rink-side refreshments. The Late Shows is an inspiring, late-night programme of events and exhibitions through cultural venues in NewcastleGateshead that are usually closed in the evening. Past events have screened more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts in the capital from around 50 countries. Trooping the Colour is the annual celebration of the Queen's official birthday. World Stone Skimming Championships, Argyll, Scotland *Quirky*. One of the biggest events on the UK foodie calendar. Britain’s fastest-growing cycling festival is held every year in the beautiful Tweed Valley. London hosts a huge party in the summer with Pride in London celebrating all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community. This unique British tradition, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night, celebrates the foiling of the infamous Gunpowder Plot - a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament on 5 November, 1605. Garlic ice cream, jelly beans, fudge and beer are just some of the unusual garlic-based produce that can be sampled at this unique festival. The South Downs is also hosting a stellar Dark Skies Festival, celebrating the area’s dazzling night skies from 12 – 28 February 2021. It’s from the people behind the Wow! PM Boris Johnson is coming to India next month for 2021 Republic Day celebrations, says UK Minister United Kingdom government Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad has … To complicate things even further, they do it all in fancy dress. It’s the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to visit. 01 Mon. Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling that wants to encourage more people to cycle more safely, more often. Hull's annual flagship arts and culture event, the Freedom Festival, brings five days of entertainment to Yorkshire's waterfront city. The series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound. New Year's Eve celebrations were muted by coronavirus restrictions in London and New York, while countries including Australia and New Zealand welcomed in … The sound of Big Ben ringing out was one of the only traditional parts of the United Kingdom's subdued New Year's celebrations … Four shortlisted entries will be judged through exhibition, with only one artist progressing to win the world-renowned accolade. Tweet. Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and a major focus of the British social calendar, as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world. Held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales, the championships attract visitors from all over the world. Each year, audiences are invited to step in from the cold autumn weather and enjoy the power of cinema at some of the city’s favourite venues, including Leeds Town Hall, The Hyde Park Picture House and Everyman Leeds. Expect a packed programme of theatre, visual art, music, dance, literature, workshops and talks at Belfast’s annual international festival for children aged 0 - 17 years. New Zealand welcomes 2021 with New Year celebrations launched from the Sky Tower in Auckland. Qatar ‘Glorious Goodwood’ Festival, West Sussex, south England. 29th May 2021. Bristol Pride, Bristol, south-west England. One of the largest film events in the UK, Leeds International Film Festival presents an incredible selection of the best new and classic films from around the world. Alongside the debates, celebrity author events and workshops that make up the adult programme, there will be a series of educational events designed to entertain and inspire children aged 2 to 18. We offer the best in Music Festivals from Reading Festival, Leeds, V-Festival, Glastonbury, Wireless, Isle of Wight Festival and much, much more. There are food and drink stalls, crafts, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it's a great day out even if you don't fancy taking the plunge. 2021 (MMXXI) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade. Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight, south England. Each year the famous historic Goodwood Motor Circuit recreates the golden era of its glorious heyday, bringing together the most historically significant, priceless machines, along with legendary drivers from past and present. Six days of music and folk dance from all over the world in one place. View, download, sync and embed the awareness calendar with the Awareness Days toolkit. Overview of holidays and many observances in United Kingdom during the year 2021 Discover the world's greatest festivals by month: January | February | March. Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. World Conker Championships, Northamptonshire, central England *Quirky*. Highlights included the world's best new films, and director and actor retrospectives. Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool, north-west England. Check out all of the festivals happening this summer: The jewel in the crown of British Motorsports, Silverstone is a fast circuit with a series of complex high-speed turns, and a short straight to add to the excitement. Britain’s largest annual celebration of visual art, Edinburgh Art Festival attracts a diverse and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events at the city’s galleries and museums. This colourful annual festival has celebrated and promoted London as the design capital of the world since 2003. In the past, they have included some of Scotland’s historic attractions offering free entry for the day. Kendal Mountain Festival, Cumbria, north-west England. Arabica aficionados can celebrate London coffee culture at this dedicated festival, which brings together a range of coffee-related activities under one roof, as well as art and food spin-off events. This nine-day festival is packed with all things Austen. Salford in Greater Manchester is gearing up for the opening of the largest gardening project in Europe - RHS Bridgewater! 2021’s theme is nocturnal wildlife, with events aiming to reveal the lives of the animal world after dark, and how a light pollution-free environment is crucial to many species. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh, Scotland. Discover the 2021 Festival Finder hub and filter your way through summer’s biggest and best UK and international festivals 2021 with top music artists and line-ups. 01 Fri. New Year's Day. The world’s biggest Mountain Festival is a celebration of film, outdoor sports, literature, art and legends that hopes to inspire people to explore and enjoy mountains and the wilderness. Marking its 149th year in 2021, the major golf championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, will be held at Royal St George’s, Kent. HowTheLightGetsIn is the world's largest philosophy and music festival - previous speakers have included political theorist Noam Chomsky, physicist Lawrence Krauss, Diane Abbott and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The renowned Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, held annually in a tented village on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, aims to bring together some of the greatest contemporary authors and the most exciting new voices in literature and the arts. Know Before You Go: Guidance for travel in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Another activity that takes place on the day is the Russian Egg Roulette where two participants select from five hard boiled eggs and one raw egg; they have to smash them onto their own foreheads. Established in 1947, the Film Festival is renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema, and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Ladies Scottish Open, Renaissance Club, east Scotland. The Welsh Proms feature the world's top orchestras, soloists and conductors. Pages in category "2021 in the United Kingdom" The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. A rite of passage for British festival-goers, these dual-running festivals will rejig themselves slightly for 2021, with two main stages hosting … Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza, Llandudno, north Wales. Last Night of the Proms & BBC Proms in the Park, Royal Albert Hall & Hyde Park, London. Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Bath, south-west England, September to October (dates to be confirmed). Returning for its 20th year, Imagine Children’s Festival hosts a packed programme of free and ticketed events for all ages, from opera for babies to talks for adults, usually offering the chance for children to meet some of their favourite authors, who will bring much-loved characters to life. Image Source : AP. Share. 2021 is set to offer two virtual events, in February and May, with the main festival due to be hosted in Kenwood House, in September. This contest between man and machine takes place alongside, as far as practicable, the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. If you’ve never tried the traditional British delicacy that is a pork pie, the Melton Mowbray Food Festival is the place to go for your initiation; it’s known as one of the top regional food events in the country. Burns Night celebrates the life and work of Robert Burns and Scottish culture in general. Black History Month. Audiences can enjoy theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, children's shows, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. It starts with a Pride march through Newcastle and ends with a day of music, education, fun and celebration. Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sussex, south England. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Speyside, Scotland. Festival of Nature, Bristol and Bath, south-west England. Every year visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge overnight to celebrate the Summer Solstice and watch the sun rise over the stones. RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Cheshire, north-west England. Discover the passion behind the world’s finest whiskies. February. Expect the unexpected in this festival featuring dance, music, visual arts, comedy, a children’s festival, street theatre, and plenty more. The Late Shows, NewcastleGateshead, north-east England. The party carries on with The Pride Festival in Preston Park, featuring main stage entertainment, dance tents, cabaret, a funfair, a family area, and a market. Anyone with a snail can enter and a number of heats are held before the final. SummerTyne Americana Festival is a popular weekend event that attracts visitors from across the world for a sizzling celebration of Americana music in and around the spectacular setting of Sage Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne. There’s music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as a host of spectacular free outdoor events and plenty of opportunities to get involved in the range of festival workshops. Man v Horse Marathon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. West End LIVE returns to Trafalgar Square in summer 2021, offering the chance to see the best of the London stage performed over one weekend, all for free. 1 and No. One of the most famous horse races in the world sees competitors make two circuits of the Grand National course, tackling 30 fences as they cover four and a half miles. Birmingham Pride, Birmingham, central England. The legendary Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral and classical music concerts taking place across London. Past events have included elegant guided walks and day trips, intriguing talks, music recitals and concerts, as well as workshops and dance classes. Visitors can also enjoy live comedy acts as well as watch films, theatre and live poetry. The Isle of Wight’s popular walking festival has a full schedule of walks for all ages and abilities. Great North Run, NewcastleGateshead, north-east England. April Fool’s Day. This Belfast-based festival covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature in the capital of Northern Ireland. RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester, England. Reading Festival & Leeds Festival, England. Each year's Tattoo is very much a 'global gathering' - showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe. Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. 01 Fri. National Hangover Day. Each year on the first Saturday of July, Mad hatters can join the annual festivities celebrating Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Oxford. Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, south England. London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. 27 Wed. International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Average cornering speeds are higher than at any other championship racetrack. LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras, trading as Pride Cymru, returns to Cardiff for Wales' biggest celebration of equality and diversity. The event’s colourful, fashionista celebration, Ladies’ Day, will take place on 9 April. Date. Expect plenty of red dragons adorning Welsh flags, as well as parades of daffodils, leeks and flags of St David himself. Competitors come from all over the world and follow the 50 nautical mile course, which starts and finishes in Cowes. “We did that because we know that it … The show is visible along the entire five-mile stretch of Swansea Bay with spectacular views of the air displays that feature some of the world’s best military and civilian aviation display teams. Festival lineup (2020): Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Calvin Harris, Flume, Lana Del Rey, Thom… The Illuminations are usually bookended by a fantastic celebrity-packed Switch-on Festival Weekend with bespoke Illumination performances, and Lightpool Festival, a spectacular walking route linking Blackpool’s most iconic buildings and history through light installation artworks. December 2021 Festivals; 25 Saturday Merry Christmas: Download Indian Calendar 2021. Bristol Pride is a week-long series of events dedicated to the city’s LGBTQ+ community to spread the message of love and equality for all. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life. 14 Sun. Belfast Children’s Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hull Freedom Festival, Yorkshire, north England. Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. The biennial illuminating event will allow visitors to see the city transformed by an array of eye-catching light displays, with art installations giving a whole new look to architecture and public spaces. Brighton’s Pride festival kick offs with the annual Pride Community Parade, a dazzling visual spectacle that sees Brighton and Hove's diverse community take to the streets in a show of unity and equality. The world’s largest annual flower show returns in 2021. Or, there’s the option for riders to enter all three – a challenge known as the Triple Crown. Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London, England, November – January, dates to be confirmed. Past years have hosted a great variety of day and evening events, from wine and food tastings to cookery demonstrations and hands-on workshops in some of the city’s iconic historic buildings. One of the biggest foodie festivals in Britain, York Food and Drink Festival celebrates the best local and regional food and drink. Cardiff Half Marathon, Cardiff, south Wales. Bath Comedy Festival, Bath, south-west England. It is also one of Dundee’s major annual events. Regarded as an iconic dance music festival, every year this legendary event near Warrington showcases superstar DJs and artists from the music genres of EDM, house, trance, drum and bass and grime. The races are head-to-head knock-out competitions, raced over a course of one mile 550 yards (2,112m) from Temple Island upstream towards Henley Bridge. The person who gets the most applause for their ugly face wins. The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall. The national saint of Ireland is celebrated in traditional fashion with festivals, parades, carnivals and concerts taking place across Northern Ireland and around Britain, usually including a parade in London. St David is the patron saint of Wales and this day is a celebration of all things Welsh. There is no other closed-road event quite like it, combining a fun and accessible free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclist’s race. Skate at Somerset House offers a complete festive experience in the capital. Ground attractions include an interactive military village, trade stands, children’s entertainment, funfair and lots more. Last Night of the Proms tickets are very popular, so plan ahead. Swaton Vintage Day & World Egg Throwing Championships, Swaton, Lincolnshire, central England *Quirky*. Mouth-watering stands showcase some of the region’s finest food and drink, alongside a street food area serving hot food from around the world. Chinese New Year in the United Kingdom (UK) marks the start of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. Leeds International Film Festival, Yorkshire, north England. The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme offers more than 800 events featuring everyone from the rising stars of fiction to Nobel Prize-winners, plus events for children and young adults showcasing the finest writers and illustrators for young people. This day is in honour of Wales’ patron saint of lovers, the Welsh version of St Valentine’s Day. This is a month wise list of most Hindu festivals in the year 2021. The festival has provided a platform for many future stars early on in their careers, including the likes of Ed Sheeran, Alt J and Calvin Harris. As one of the sailing calendar’s biggest events, Cowes Week brings together the world’s biggest sailing stars, with more than 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors taking part. Women’s Festival of Cycling UK wide 17 July to 01 August Competitors are given five minutes to impress the judges with an outrageous but convincing lie. 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