Despite the start to 2021 being a national lockdown, that doesn’t mean we can’t have things to look forward to throughout this year.

We’ve put together a list of calendar events, national holidays and celebrations for you to put in your diary. As January is nearly at an end, we have decided to kick things off with February.

 

February

Friday 12th – Chinese New Year
Here are a selection of fun activities and crafts you can do with your children to celebrate: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year

Sunday 14th – Valentines Day
Why not book yourself and your partner a romantic take-away to enjoy at home?
https://www.soglos.com/food/48641/Independent-Gloucestershire-restaurants-offering-takeaway-services

Tuesday 16th – Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day!)
Here’s our favourite pancake recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/perfect-pancakes-recipe

 

March

Sunday 14th – Mother’s Day
Find some wonderful ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts here: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/mothers-day/g2412/mothers-day-homemade-gifts-crafts/

 

April

Thursday 1st – April Fools Day
You’ll find some simple April fool’s day pranks here: https://bestlifeonline.com/harmless-april-fools-pranks/

Friday 2nd – Good Friday

Sunday 4th – Easter

Monday 5th – Bank Holiday

Tuesday 13th – First day of Ramadan

Friday 23rd – St George’s day

 

May

Monday 3rd – May Day (Bank Holiday)

Monday 31st – Bank Holiday

 

June

Sunday 20th – Father’s Day
Ideas for homemade gifts: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/fathers-day/g4325/diy-fathers-day-gifts/

 

August

Monday 30th – Bank Holiday

 

October

Sunday 31st – Halloween
Take a look at some of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2020: https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/halloween-costume-ideas

 

November

Friday 5th – Bonfire Night
Here are some ideas to having a wonderful bonfire night: https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/news/a39543/ideas-to-make-your-bonfire-night-party-explosive/

Sunday 14th – Remembrance Sunday

 

December

Friday 24th – Christmas Eve

Saturday 25th – Christmas Day

Sunday 26th – Boxing Day

 

Be sure to bookmark this blog to keep an eye on the latest events as lockdown eases.

Sarah Gerken
Author: Sarah Gerken