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2020 UK Marketing Calendar & Key Retail Dates.

With 2020 fast approaching, it is now the time to start thinking about your marketing plans for the new year. It is never too early to get ahead of the game and start your preparation now!


We have put together a comprehensive list of all the key retail dates that your business must know when creating a marketing calendar for 2020. Although all may not apply to your business, there are plenty that can be used to boost your brand awareness! Almost every other day offers a new holiday or celebration. From Talk Like a Pirate Day to Waffle Day, there are hundreds of quirky and fun dates that can really spice up your content and marketing efforts.  


Placing your products/services around these dates will guarantee that your social media content remains relevant and centred around trending topics. Luckily, we have done all the hard work of finding these dates for you!





January 


  • 1st January – New Year’s Day 

  • 1st – 31st January – Dry January 

  • 1st – 31st January – Ginuary 

  • 1st – 31st January – Veganuary 

  • 6th January – National Shortbread Day

  • 19th January – International Popcorn Day

  • 20th January – Blue Monday 

  • 25th January – Burns Night 

  • 25th January – Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat)

  • 26/7th January – Australia Day

  • 27th January – Chocolate Cake Day



February 


  • 1st – 28th February – LGBT History Month

  • 2nd February – BAFTA’s

  • 2nd February – Yorkshire Pudding Day 

  • 5th February – World Nutella Day

  • 9th February – National Pizza Day

  • 14th February – Valentine’s day

  • 14th – 18th February – London Fashion Week

  • 21st February – Cricket Women’s T20 World Cup (ends 8th March)

  • 25th February – Shrove Tuesday 

  • 26th February – Ash Wednesday 



March 


  • 1st  March – St David’s Day 

  • 2nd – 8th March – British Pie Week

  • 5th March – World Book Day

  • 6th March – National Oreo Day (U.S.)

  • 8th March – International Women’s Day

  • 9th-13th March – Sport Relief 

  • 17th March – St Patrick’s Day 

  • 20th March – First Day of Spring

  • 22nd March – Mother’s Day 

  • 25th March – International Waffle Day


April 


  • 1st  April – April Fool’s Day

  • 2nd - 5th April – The London Coffee Festival

  • 4th April – International Carrot Day 

  • 10th April – Good Friday 

  • 10th April – National Sibling Day

  • 12th April – Easter Sunday

  • 13th April – Easter Monday 

  • 21st April – National Tea Day

  • 22nd April – Earth Day 

  • 23rd April – St George’s Day

  • 26th April – London Marathon

  • 27th April – UK Coffee Week (ends 3rd May)



May 


  • 4th May – Star Wars Day

  • 8th May – May Day 

  • 11th May – National Eat What You Want Day

  • 11th - 15th May – Food Tech Week

  • 13th May – International Hummus Day

  • 13th May – World Cocktail Day

  • 17th May – World Baking Day

  • 19th – 23rd May – Chelsea Flower Show

  • 23rd May – FA Cup Final

  • 25th May – Spring Bank Holiday 

  • 29th May – National Biscuit Day 

  • 30th May – Champions League Final



June 


  • 1st June – 30th - Pride Month

  • 12th June – UEFA Euro 2020 (ends 12th July)

  • 13th June – World Gin Day

  • 15th June – National Beer Day (UK)

  • 20th June – Summer Solstice 

  • 21st June – Father’s Day

  • 24th – 28th June – Glastonbury Festival

  • 29th June – Wimbledon Starts (ends 12th July) 


July 


  • 4th July – American Independence Day

  • 7th July – World Chocolate Day

  • 17th July – World Emoji Day

  • 22nd July – School Holidays (differs per school) 


August


  • 3rd August – Summer Bank Holiday 

  • 7th August – International Beer Day

  • 7th August – Edinburgh Festival Fringe Begins 

  • 19th August – World Photo Day

  • 27th August – National Burger Day

  • 28th - 30th August - Reading Festival

  • 30th – 31st August – Notting Hill Carnival

  • 31st August – August Bank Holiday 



September 


  • 4th September – Back to School (differs per school)

  • 12th September – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

  • 16th September – World Guacamole Day 

  • 19th September – International Talk Like a Pirate Day



October 


  • 1st – 31st October – Black History Month

  • 1st – 31st October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • 1st – 31st October – Go Sober for October (Stopober)

  • 1st October – International Coffee Day

  • 1st October – World Vegetarian Day

  • 10th October – World Mental Health Day

  • 16th October – World Food Day

  • 18th October – Cricket Men’s T20 World Cup (ends 15th November)

  • 22nd October – National Nut Day

  • 25th October – BST ends

  • 25th October – World Pasta Day

  • 31st October – Halloween 



November 


  • 1st – 30th November – Movember (Mens Health Awareness Month)

  • 1st November – World Vegan Day

  • 5th November – Guy Fawkes Night 

  • 8th November – Remembrance Sunday 

  • 11th November – Remembrance Day 

  • 27th November – Black Friday

  • 30th – November – Cyber Monday

  • 30th November – St Andrew’s Day



December 


  • 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day

  • 21st December – Winter Solstice 

  • 25th December – Christmas Day 

  • 26th December – Boxing Day 

  • 28th December – Bank Holiday 

  • 31st December – New Year’s Eve





Unsure on how to approach utilising these national holidays and celebrations to boost your brand awareness? Contact us and we will be happy to help!


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