Date: 14 February 2017
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”.
Hanukah (end) - Jewish
The Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrated for eight days. It commemorates the Jews struggle for religious freedom. During Hanukkah, Jews light one more candle each night.
Christmas Day - Christian
The day celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Hanukah (start) - Jewish
St. Andrews Day - Christian
Celebration of the patron saint of Scotland.
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadu - Sikh
A champion of religious freedom, executed for refusing to convert to Islam.
All Saints Day - Christian
A day to honour all saints and martyrs of the church.