2020 calendar dates for your PR diary

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As 2020 begins and we enter a new decade, we wanted to make planning season that little bit easier for you. So, we’ve collated some key dates for your diary in 2020.

If you have any more, email us at [email protected] and let us know!


Dry January (all month)

Veganuary (all month)

Blue Monday (20th)

Burns Night (Saturday 25th)

Chinese New Year (Saturday 25th)

Brexit deadline (Friday 31st)


National Apprenticeship Week (3rd– 7th)

World Cancer Day (Tuesday 4th)

Valentine’s Day (Friday 14th)

Pancake Day (Tuesday 25th)

The Oscars (26th)

Leap Year (Saturday 29th)


British Pie Week (2nd – 8th)

International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th)

St Patricks Day (Tuesday 17th)

International Day of Happiness (Friday 20th)

Mother’s Day (Sunday 22nd)


April Fools’ Day (Wednesday 1st)

World Health Day (Tuesday 7th)

Good Friday (10th)

Easter Sunday (12th)

Easter Monday (13th)

St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday 17th)

Queen Elizabeth’s birthday (21st)

Earth Day (Wednesday 22nd)

St George’s Day (Thursday 23rd)

Shakespeare Day (Thursday 23rd)

London Marathon, also the 40th anniversary (Sunday 26th)


May bank holiday (Friday 8th)

National Vegetarian Week (11th – 17th)

Eurovision Grand Final (Saturday 16th)

Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 24th)

Spring Bank Holiday (Monday 25th)

World Hunger Day (Thursday 28th)


Pride Month (all month)

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

Queen’s Birthday (Saturday 13th)

Father’s Day (Sunday 21st)

Royal Ascot (16th – 20th)

Glastonbury Festival (24th – 28th)

Tour de France (27th June –19th July)

Wimbledon (29th June –12th July)


National Picnic Month (all month)

Plastic Free July (all month)

US Independence Day (Saturday 4th)

International Kissing Day (Monday 6th)

World Chocolate Day (Tuesday 7th)

British Golfing Open (16th – 19th)

World Emoji Day (17th)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics (24th July – 9th August)


Edinburgh Fringe (7th – 31st)

International Beer Day (Friday 7th)

International Dog Day (Wednesday 26th)

International Friendship Day (Thursday 30th)

Notting Hill Carnival (30th – 31st)

August Bank Holiday (31st)


National Payroll Week (4th – 6th)

International Day of Peace (Monday 21st)

Recycle Week (23rd – 29th)


Sober October (all month)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (all month)

Black History Month (all month)

World Vegetarian Day (Thursday 1st)

World Smile Day (Friday 2nd)

National Work/Life Week (7th – 11th)

World Food Day (16th)

Halloween (31st)


World Vegan Day (Sunday 1st)

Guy Fawkes (Saturday 5th)

Remembrance Sunday (11th)

World Kindness Day (Friday 13th)

International Men’s Day (Thursday 19th)

Road Safety Week (18th – 24th)

Thanksgiving (26th)

Black Friday (27th)

Cyber Monday (30th)


Hanukkah (10th – 18th)

Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th)

Christmas Day (Friday 25th)

Boxing Day (Saturday 26th)

New Year’s Eve (Thursday 31st)

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