Key dates to observe with your customers: November - February

Key dates to observe with your customers: November - February

Every month there are a range of important events and festivals taking place which are celebrated by communities across the UK - and it can be hard to keep track of them all. The run up to Christmas is always the busiest period of trading, but there’s more than just Christmas to celebrate.

See a list of key events below which can provide the opportunity to remind customers about the services you provide in your branch, from Mails products and services to One4All Gift Cards. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to promote products and offers from your retail business too.

November

• November: Movember
• 1 November: Christmas stamps, Royal Mail stamps, All Saints’ Day
• 5 November: Guy Fawkes Night
• 7 November: Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights – see our toolkit here, including draft messages you can share on your social media channels
• 11 November: Remembrance Sunday
• 14 November: HRH The Prince of Wales: 70th Birthday, Royal Mail stamps, International Stout Day
• 22 November: Thanksgiving Day
• 23 November: Black Friday
• 26 November: Cyber Monday
• 30 November: St Andrew’s Day

December

• 1 December: Small Business Saturday
• 2 December: First Sunday of Advent
• 5 December: International Volunteers Day
• 3-10 December: Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights
• 14 December: Christmas Jumper Day
• 24 December: Christmas Eve
• 25 December: Christmas Day
• 26 December: Boxing Day (Boxing Day Sales)
• 31 December: New Year's Eve

January

• January: January Sales, Dry January, Veganuary
• 1 January: New Year’s Day
• 2 January: Bank Holiday in Scotland
• 6 January: Epiphany
• 21 January: Blue Monday
• 25 January: Burns Night
• 27 January: Holocaust Memorial Day
• 31 January: Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day, Jewish Holiday)

February

• February: LGBT History Month
• 5 February: Chinese New Year
• 9 February: National Pizza Day
• 14 February: Valentine’s Day
• 17 February: Random Acts of Kindness Day
• 25 February: Fairtrade Fortnight

Christmas last posting dates can be found here

Sources:
• https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/uk/ (You can also search for holidays by country, for example, Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times of the year around the globe, and you might want to promote certain events based on your local community demographics).
• https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/ top tip: here is the full list of the weird and wonderful awareness dates in the UK

• https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays
• https://www.royalmail.com/personal/stamps-collectibles-gifts/

Find this useful? Are there other events and dates you would like added? How have you marked events in the past? Please let us know and feel free to share your experiences and top tips in the comments below.