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Complete 2022 UK Marketing Calendar & Retail Dates

2022 is nearly here! And to help you prepare your 2022 marketing plan, we have created a list of the most popular and lesser-known marketing dates from January through to December for 2022.

From bank holidays, to public events and quirky days, note down any dates relevant to your brand and audience, and use them to your advantage!



January


1st January – New Year’s Day

1st – 31st January – Dry January

1st – 31st January – Veganuary

1st – 31st January – Ginuary

6th January – National Shortbread Day

16th January – Hot & Spicy Food Day

18th January – Blue Monday

20th January – National Cheese Lover’s Day (U.S.)

23rd January – Sticky Toffee Pudding Day

25th January – Burn’s Day

26th January – Australia Day

27th January – Chocolate Cake Day

30th January – National Croissant Day


February


1st February – Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) Tiger

1st – 28th February – LGBT History Month

2nd February – Frozen Yoghurt Day

5th February – World Nutella Day

6th February – Yorkshire Pudding Day

9th February – National Pizza Day

10th February – World Pulses Day

13th February – Galentine’s Day

13th February – Tortellini Day

14th February – Valentine’s Day

17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day

20th February – Love Your Pet Day

27th February – National Strawberry Day


March


1st March – St David’s Day

1st March – Shrove Tuesday

2nd March – Ash Wednesday

3rd March – World Book Day

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

7th – 13th March – British Pie Week

8th March – International Women’s Day

17th March – St. Patrick’s Day

18th March – Red Nose Day

18th – 19th March – Holi

20th March – First Day of Spring

20th March – International Day of Happiness

25th March – International Waffle Day

27th March – BST starts

27th March – Mother’s Day

27th March – International Whiskey Day


April


1st April – April Fool’s Day

1st April – Sourdough Bread Day

4th April – International Carrot Day

10th April – Siblings Day

11th April – National Pet Day

11th April – Cheese Fondue Day

15th April – Good Friday

16th April – Day of the Mushroom

16th April – National Eggs Benedict Day

17th April – Easter Sunday

18th April – Easter Monday

19th April – Bicycle Day

21st April – National Tea Day

22nd April – Earth Day

23rd April – St George’s Day


May


2nd May – May Day

4th May – Star Wards Day

5th May – Cinco de Mayo

11th May – National Eat What You Want Day

13th May – World Cocktail Day

13th May – International Hummus Day

16th – 22nd May – National Vegetarian Week

16th May – International Day of Light

17th May – World Baking Day

17th May – National Walnut Day

20th May – World Bee Day

24th – 28th May – Chelsea Flower Show

28th May – International Hamburger Day

29th May – National Biscuit Day

30th May – 5th June – National BBQ Week


June


1st June – World Milk Day

2nd June – Spring Bank Holiday

3rd June – Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

3rd June – National Fish & Chips Day

3rd June – National Doughnut Day

4th June – National Cheese Day

5th June – International Pineapple Day

8th June – Best Friends Day

10th June – National Iced Tea (U.S)

10th June – World Gin Day

10th – 12th June – Download Festival

12th June – International Falafel Day

15th June – National Beer Day (UK)

16th June – World Tapas Day

18th June – International Sushi Day

19th – 27th June – National Picnic Week

19th June – Father’s Day

21st June – Summer Solstice

22nd June – National Selfie Day

22nd – 26th June – Glastonbury Festival

27th June – 10th July – Wimbledon Championship dates


July


1st – 31st July – National Ice Cream Month (U.S)

4th July – American Independence Day

6th July – National Fried Chicken Day

6th – 31st July – Women's Euros 2021

7th July – World Chocolate Day

9th July – Eid al-Adha begins

13th July – International French Fry Day

14th July – National Mac & Cheese Day (U.S.)

16th July – National Cherry Day

17th July – World Emoji Day

20th July – National Hot Dog Day (U.S)

29th July – International Chicken Wing Day

30th July – International Cheesecake Day


August


1st August – National Girlfriend Day

5th August – International Beer Day

10th August – National Lazy Day

13th August – National Prosecco Day

16th August – National Rum Day

23rd – 25th August – Reading Festival

25th August – National Burger Day

28th – 39th August – Notting Hill Carnival

29th August – Summer Bank Holiday


September


1st – 30th September – Sourdough September

1st September – Love Lamb Week

1st September – National Tofu Day

3rd September – International Bacon Day

5th September – Cheese Pizza Day

7th September – World Salami Day

12th September – National Blackberry Day

12th September – National Chocolate Milkshake Day

13th September – International Chocolate Day

16th September – National Guacamole Day (U.S)

17th September – 3rd October – Oktoberfest

18th September – National Cheeseburger Day (U.S)

20th September – Pepperoni Pizza Day

22nd September – White Chocolate Day (U.S)


October


1st October – International Coffee Day

1st October – World Vegetarian Day

1st – 31st October – Black History Month

4th October – National Taco Day

9th October – International Beer and Pizza Day

10th October – World Porridge Day

10th October – World Mental Health Day

14th October – World Egg Day

14th October – National Desserts Day

16th October – World Food Day

19th October – International Gin & Tonic Day

20th October – International Chefs Day

25th October – World Pasta Day

31st October – Halloween


November


1st – 30th November – Movember

1st November – World Vegan Day

3rd November – World Sandwich Day

5th November – Guy Fawkes Night

8th November – Cappuccino Day

11th November – Remembrance Day

13th November – Remembrance Sunday

25th November – Black Friday


December


2nd December – English Breakfast Day

5th December – Pigs in Blankets Day

11th December – Christmas Jumper Day

24th December – Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day

26th December - Boxing Day

31st December – New Year’s Eve




From national days to national events and foodie days, our extensive list has you covered. Need some advice on how to best utilise events and special days into your marketing strategy? Contact us below for a quick chat.