It can feel exciting but sometimes a little daunting to start a new diary or calendar. To make things a little easier, we thought we’d share a list of key dates for this year with you to help you get a head-start on your planning.

2019 Key Dates

January

21 January Blue Monday – why not send a bouquet to say thank you and turn someone’s Blue Monday into a Happy Monday?
25 January Robert Burns Night

February

4 February World Cancer Day
5 February Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)
7 February Rose Day (India) – you can discover our rose bouquets here
14 February Valentines Day - view our Valentines flowers collection
17 February Random Acts of Kindness Day
25 February Fairtrade Fortnight – discover more about our Fairtrade sister farm here
28 February Floral Design Day

March

1 March St David’s Day, Patron Saint of Wales
3 March World Wildlife Day
5 March Shrove Tuesday
6 March Ash Wednesday
8 March International Women’s Day
11 March Commonwealth Day
17 March St Patrick’s Day, Patron Saint of Ireland
20 March Spring Equinox
31 March Mother’s Day UK - view our Mothers Day flowers collection
31 March daylight saving begins – clocks go forward one hour

April

Start Of April Our scented English sweet peas start becoming available (estimated)
1 April April Fools’ Day
14 April Palm Sunday
19 April Good Friday
21 April Easter Sunday
23 April St George’s Day, Patron Saint of England
29 April National Gardening Week

May

Start Of May Our English Roses start come into bloom (estimated date)
5 May Ramadan begins
6 May Early May Bank Holiday
7 May National Teachers’ Day
12 May International Mother’s Day
21– 25 May The RHS Chelsea Flower Show – stop by and say hello if you’re visiting the show
27 May Spring Bank Holiday
31 May Siblings’ Day (Europe)

June

4 June Ramadan ends
16 June Father’s Day
21 June Summer Solstice and longest day –

July

2–7 July The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show – come and visit us in the Festival of Roses tent
7 July World Chocolate Day – ,discover our range of chocolates here
30 July International Friendship Day

August

4 August National Sisters’ Day
5 August Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
7 August Qixi, Chinese Valentine’s Day
26 August Summer Bank Holiday (England and Wales)

September

21 September World Gratitude Day
23 September Autumn Equinox – see our Autumn bouquet collection here

October

6 October Grandparents’ Day UK
8–9 October Yom Kippur
14 October Canadian Thanksgiving
27 October Mother-In-Law Day
27 October end of British summertime – clocks go back one hour
27 October Diwali – discover our Diwali flowers here
31 October Halloween

November

1 November All Saints’ Day
5 November Guy Fawkes Night
10 November Remembrance Sunday
11 November Armistice Day
13 November Kindness Day UK
28 November Thanksgiving USA
29 November Black Friday
30 November St Andrew’s Day, Patron Saint of Scotland

December

2 December Cyber Monday
22–30 December Hanukkah
22 December Winter Solstice – discover our winter bouquets here
25 December Christmas Day - view our Christmas flower and fresh Christmas Wreath Collection<
26 December Boxing Day
31 December New Year’s Eve, Hogmanay

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