. Festivals in United Kingdom

1 January New Year's Day
2 January New Year's Holiday
4-20 February Jorvik Viking Festival (costumed warriors, battles)
26 February - 6 March Literature Festival
Through 6 March Literature Festival continues
4-20 March Late Music Festival
27-28 March Easter Holidays
30 April - 2 May Annual Spring Flower Show (displays, food, music, dancers)
Through 2 May Annual Spring Flower Show continues
2 May May Day (some closures)
8-15 May Jazz Festival
21 May - 6 June International Music Festival
24-28 May Chelsea Flower Show
27 May - 12 June Fringe Festival (alternative music, dance, theater;
30 May Spring Holiday (banks closed)
Through 6 June International Music Festival continues
Through 12 June Fringe Festival continues
3-4 June Beer Festival (music, shows;
11 June Trooping the Color (military bands & pageantry)
14-18 June Royal Ascot Horse Race
Mid of June Mersey River Festival (maritime festival,
20 June - 3 July Wimbeldon Tennis Tournament
21 June Solstice
23-26 June Royal Highland Show (Scottish "county fair" with food, crafts, flower show, livestock;
Through 3 July Wimbeldon Tennis Tournament continues
5-10 July International Eisteddfod (folk songs, dances)
8-17 July Early Music Festival
Mid of July Greenwich and Docklands Arts Festival
28-31 July Folk Festival (acoustic music, food)
Late July-early Aug Merseyside International Street Festival (music, dance, theater;
Through early Aug Merseyside International Street Festival continues
5-27 August Military Tattoo (massing of bands)
7-29 August Fringe Festival (offbeat theater and comedy)
14 August - 4 Sept Edinburgh Festival (music, dance, shows)
28-29 August Notting Hill Carnival
29 August Late Summer Holiday (banks closed)
Through 4 September Edinburgh Festival continues
2 September - 6 November Illuminations (waterfront light festival)
16-21 September Festival of Food and Drink
17-25 September Jane Austen Festival
Through October Illuminations continue
Through 6 November Illuminations continue
1 November All Saints' Day
5 November Guy Fawkes Day (fireworks, effigy burning of traitor "Guy Fawkes")
Late November St. Nicholas Fayre (markets, music, entertainment)
Early December Victorian Fayre (music, dance, carolers)
25 December Christmas
26 December Boxing Day (Victorian tradition of charitable giving)
31 December - 2 January Hogmanay (music, street theater, carnival)
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