Key dates in Q2 and Q3; sporting, religious and other events!

10th April 2018

As we leave the winter period and enter spring (at last!), it is always important to keep on top of your game to plan in advance.  With a busy summer ahead of us, thanks to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Tour de France and many non-sporting events, marketers should take full advantage and plan promotional campaigns around them. 

Shannon Dunne, Account Support Executive, has done the homework for you and has collected all the dates and details you need.


April 14th– Grand National

April 23rd– St. George’s Day

April 23rd– Shakespeare Day



May 3rd– Lag B’Omer (Judaism)

May 7th– Early May Bank Holiday

May 10th– Pentecost

May 11th-12th– Rugby Union European Challenge Cup final

May 15th– Beginning of Ramadan (evening)

May 19th– FA Cup final

May 26th– Rugby Union Premiership final

May 27th– Start of Tennis French Open

May 28th– Spring Bank Holiday



June 2nd– Epsom Derby

June 9th– The Queen’s birthday

June 14th– Start of 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia

June 14th– Ending of Ramadan (evening)

June 15th– Eid al-Fitr

June 17th– Father’s Day

June 19th-23rd– Royal Ascot

June 21st– June Solstice



July 2nd-15th– Wimbledon

July 7th-29th– Tour de France

July 8th– Grand Prix at Silverstone

July 12th– Battle of the Boyne

July 15th – Final – 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia

July 22nd– Tisha B’Av (Judaism)



August 6th– Summer Bank Holiday

August 22nd– Eid al-Adha

August 11th– Football Premier League starts

August 26th– Raksha Bandhan (India)

August 27th– Summer Bank Holiday



September 2nd– Janmashtami

September 2nd-9th– Cycling Tour of Britain

September 10th– Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

September 12th– Ganesh Chaturthi (Hiduism)

September 12th– Islamic New Year

September 19th– Yom Kippur

September 23rd– September equinox

September 28th– Start of the Ryder Cup (golf)

Need a little help with planning? Not a problem – team at GottaBe! is always a phone call away – +44 2380 634283.