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Complete 2023 UK Marketing Calendar & Retail Dates

Our annual Marketing Calendar for 2023 is available now! With dates from bank holidays to food, drink and retail days, be sure to use any relevant special day to mix up your marketing strategy!





January


Whole month – Dry January

Whole month – Veganuary

Whole month - Ginuary

1St January – New Year’s Day

2nd January – New Year’s Day Bank Holiday (substitute day)

2nd January – Science Fiction Day

5th January – National Bird Day

6th January – National Shortbread Day

16th January – Blue Monday

20th January – National Cheese Lover’s Day

22nd January – Chinese Lunar New Year – Year of the Rabbit

23rd January – National Pie Day

25th January – Burn’s Night

26th January – Australia Day

27th January – Chocolate Cake Day



February


Whole month – LGBT History Month

5th February – World Nutella Day

6th February – Frozen Yoghurt Day

6th – 13th February – British Pie Week

9th February – World Pizza Day

12th February – Super Bowl Sunday

13th February – Galentine’s Day

14th February - Valentine’s Day

17th February – Random Acts of Kindness Day

20th February – Love your Pet Day

21st February – Shrove Tuesday

22nd February – Ash Wednesday



March


Whole month – National Reading Month

1st March – St David’s Day

2nd March – World Book Day

3rd March – World Wildlife Day

3rd March – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

8th March – International Women’s Day

9th March – National Meatball Day

17th March – St. Patricks Day

17th March – Red Nose Day

19th March – World Sleep Day

19th March – Mother’s Day

20th March – International Day of Happiness

20th March – First Day of Spring

21st March – World Poetry Day

25th March – Earth Hour Day

26th March – National Spinach Day

27th March – World Theatre Day

27th March – International Whiskey Day



April


1st April – April Fool’s Day

4th April – International Carrot Day

5th April – National Caramel Day

7th April – National Burrito Day

7th April – Good Friday

7th April – World Health Day

8th April – National Empanada Day

9th April – Easter Sunday

10th April – Siblings Day

10th April – Easter Monday

19th April – Banana Day

19th April – National Garlic Day

21st April – National Tea Day

22nd April – Earth Day

23rd April – St George’s Day




May


Whole month – Mental Health Awareness Month

1st May – May Day

4th May – Star Wars Day

5th May – Cinco De Mayo

5th May – Space Day

6th May – Nurses Day

10th – 16th May - National Vegetarian Week

11th May - National Eat What You Want Day

13th May - World Cocktail Day

13th May - International Hummus Day

15th May – World Family Day

16th May – National BBQ Day

17th May - World Baking Day

20th May - World Bee Day

22nd – 27th May - Chelsea Flower Show

28th May – World Burger Day

29th May – National Biscuit Day

29th May – Spring Bank Holiday




June


2nd June - National Doughnut Day

2nd June - National Fish and Chip Day

4th June – National Cheese Day

7th June – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

8th June – National Best Friends Day

8th – 11th June – Download Festival

10th June - World Gin Day

12th June - International Falafel Day

15th June - National Beer Day

15th June - World Tapas Day

18th June – International Sushi Day

18th June – International Picnic Day

18th June - Father’s Day

20th June – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

21st June - Summer Solstice

21st June - National Selfie Day

21st – 25th June - Glastonbury Festival

28th June - Eid al-Adha begins




July


Whole month – National Ice Cream Month

1st July – International Chicken Wing Day

1st – 23rd July – Tour De France

3rd – 16th July – Wimbledon Championships

4th July – American Independence Day

6th July - National Fried Chicken Day

7th July – World Chocolate Day

13th July - International French Fry Day

17th July - World Emoji Day

19th July - National Hot Dog Day

21st July – National Junk Food Day




August


1st August – National Girlfriends Day

8th August – International Cat Day

10th August - National Lazy Day

13th August - National Prosecco Day

17th August - National Rum Day

24th August - National Burger Day

25th – 27th August – Reading Festival

26th August – National Dog Day

27th August - Notting Hill Carnival

28th August – Summer Bank Holiday




September


2nd September – International Bacon Day

4th September – US Labor Day

5th September – Cheese Pizza Day

9th September – Emergency Services Day (999 day)

12th September - National Chocolate Milkshake Day

15th – 17th September – Rosh Hashanah

16th September - National Guacamole Day

16th Sept – 3rd Oct – Oktoberfest

20th September - Pepperoni Pizza Day

23rd September – First Day of Autumn

29th September – International Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day




October


Whole month – Black History Month

1st October – International Coffee Day

1st October – World Vegetarian Day

3rd October – National Boyfriends Day

5th October – World Teacher’s Day

6th October – World Smile Day

10th October – World Mental Health Day

14th October - National Desserts Day

16th October – World Food Day

20th October - International Chefs Day

25th October - World Pasta Day

26th October – National Pumpkin Day

31st October - Halloween




November


Whole month - Movember

1st November – World Vegan Day

3rd November – National Sandwich Day

4th November – Roast Dinner Day

5th November – Bonfire night

9th November – British Pudding Day

11th November – Armistice Day - UK

12th November – Remembrance Sunday – UK

13th November – Kindness Day

16th November – World Philosophy Day

19th November – International Men’s Day

20th November – World Children’s Day

21st November – World Television Day

24th November – Black Friday

30th November – St Andrews Day




December


4th December – National Cookie Day

6th December – St Nicholas Day

7th – 15th December – Hanukkah

14th December – Christmas Jumper Day

16th December – National Chocolate-Covered Anything 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.