All Events

14 February 2017

Valentine’s Day - Secular

Based on legends of Saint Valentine, who performed secret marriages while they were banned by Emperor Claudius II. Another legend tells of an imprisoned Valentine signing secret letters to the jailer’s daughter as "your Valentine”. Read More

25 February 2017

Maha Shivarati - Hindu

Devotion and thanks are shown to Lord Shiva, who danced his cosmic dance this night. Many Hindus fast. Read More

01 March 2017

St. David’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of Wales. Read More

01 March 2017

Lent (Start) - Christian

The season of preparation before Easter, in which Christians often surrender a particular vice - such as chocolate or smoking. The sacrifice represents Jesus’ deprivation in the wilderness. Read More

09 March 2017

Palm Sunday - Christian

The last Sunday of Lent marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, where the people waved Palm branches at him. Read More

12 March 2017

Purim - Jewish

Commemorates the time when Persian Jews were saved from extermination by a woman called Esther. Read More

13 March 2017

Holi - Hindu

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring, which also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Bonfires are lit to celebrate. Read More

14 March 2017

Holi - Hindu

Holi is a festival that welcomes the spring, which also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Bonfires are lit to celebrate. Read More

17 March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Read More

18 March 2017

British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2017

The annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards will be held on Saturday 18th March 2017 at the prestigious venue, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Read More

26 March 2017

Mothering Sunday - Secular

A traditional time for children to celebrate and thank their mothers, giving them cards, gifts and flowers. Read More

26 March 2017

Bangladesh Independence Day - International

Commemorates the declaration of independence in 1971. Read More

28 March 2017

Varsha-Pratipada - Hindu

The Hindu Spring New Year - a good day to start new ventures. It symbolises renewal. Read More

05 April 2017

Rama Navami - Hindu

The birthday of Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana. Read More

11 April 2017

Passover (Pesach) Start - Jewish

A festival celebrating the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, led by Moses, and a general celebration of freedom. Read More

13 April 2017

Lent (End) - Christian

The season of preparation before Easter, in which Christians often surrender a particular vice - such as chocolate or smoking. The sacrifice represents Jesus’ deprivation in the wilderness. Read More

14 April 2017

Baisakhi - Sikh

The Sikh New Year festival, which also commemorates Sikhism being born as a collective faith in 1699. Read More

14 April 2017

Good Friday - Christian

A day to commemorate the execution of Jesus on the cross. Read More

16 April 2017

Easter Sunday - Christian

Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The most important Christian festival and the one celebrated with most joy. Read More

18 April 2017

Passover (Pesach) End - Jewish

A festival celebrating the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, led by Moses, and a general celebration of freedom. Read More