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Are you creating your social media content plan? Have you marked in your diary the key industry events for the rest of the year? 

Special days, retail dates, webinars, competitions, networking events and more - they're all here. We've put together a comprehensive list of dates for your diary so you'll never miss another sales opportunity or industry event again.

17

MAY

17/05/24

The National Flower Show -19th May

The National Flower Show will be returning to Hylands House & Estate for a three day event on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024. Celebrating the very best of our homes and gardens, our 2024 event will be back bigger and better than ever with incredible flower displays inside Hylands House and hundreds of exhibitors selling everything you’ll need to create the perfect outdoor space and heavenly home interiors.

24

MAY

24/05/24

The Manchester Flower Festival -27th May

From floral installations to outdoor dining, live music and entertainment, you’re in for a bloomin’ amazing long weekend in Manchester city centre. Free and open to all, come along and see Manchester in flowers.

4

JUN

04/06/24

The employer’s guide to managing summer staff

Packed with hints, tips and guidance from HR experts, this free webinar guarantees to equip you with essential inside knowledge in less than an hour. Knowledge that could make a real difference to your company’s wellbeing and performance

8

JUN

08/06/24

World Gin Day

World Gin Day is a global celebration of gin, held each year on the second Saturday of June. World Gin Day 2024 is on Saturday 8 June.

16

JUN

16/06/24

Father's Day

Father's Day is always observed on the third Sunday of June (in the UK and US).

12

JUL

12/07/24

Battle of the Boyne (NI Bank Holiday)

Public Holiday in Northern Ireland. The Orangemen's Day (Battle of the Boyne Day) is an Ulster Protestant celebration held on 12 July

7

AUG

07/08/24

National Allotments Week

National Allotment Week will happen from the 7-13 of August, and like every year previous, it will have its own unique theme. This year's theme is Soil Health, and we're encouraged to think about how good soil is not only good for our veg crop, but also for the creatures that live there!

19

AUG

19/08/24

World Photography Day

World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.

4

OCT

04/10/24

World Smile Day

A day devoted to the spreading of simple joy and love to everyone. Carry out an act of kindness and make one person smile.

13

OCT

13/10/24

Treat Yo' Self Day

Two characters from the hit US TV show Parks and Recreations - Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and Donna Meagle (Retta) introduced Treat Yo' Self day to the masses. Treat Yo’ Self day is exactly what it sounds like. It's a day for pampering, indulging and generally treating yourself.

5

NOV

05/11/24

Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th November. Bonfires, fireworks and autumn.

19

NOV

19/11/24

International Men's Day

International Men's Day is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November.

30

NOV

30/11/24

St. Andrew's Day

Saint Andrew's Day is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. It is celebrated on 30 November. Saint Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day. Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd December in Scotland

25

DEC

25/12/24

Christmas Day

Traditionally a day off, after what we hope is a busy trading period leading up to Christmas, we wish all celebrating a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

1

JAN

01/01/25

New Year's day

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day is the first day of the year; 1 January. Whilst most solar calendars begin the year regularly at or near the northern winter solstice, cultures that observe a lunisolar or lunar calendar celebrate their Lunar New Year at less fixed points relative to the solar year.

29

JAN

29/01/25

Lunar New Year

This year the animal sign is the Dragon. Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar (Chinese traditional calendar). It is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.

17

FEB

17/02/25

Random Act of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness. "It's just a day to celebrate kindness and the whole pay it forward mentality"

8

MAR

08/03/25

International Women’s Day

People around the world celebrate the women in their lives. We do not only do this through shopping at women-owned businesses and by raising funds or resources for organizations that support women, we also traditionally gift flowers for International Women's Day as a token of our appreciation, to celebrate women's achievements, and to show our continuous support.

20

MAR

20/03/25

International day of happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. The International Day of Happiness aims to make people around the world realize the importance of happiness within their lives.

20

APR

20/04/25

Easter Sunday

Yellow, purple and violet have strong connotations with Easter, and with the days getting that little bit warmer, not just indoor, but also outdoor plants can be included.

5

MAY

05/05/25

May Bank Holiday

Early May Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom and is celebrated on the first Monday of May every year. This year it will be celebrated on May 6. This holiday is also known as May Day in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

20

MAY

20/05/24

World Bee Day

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the world's ecosystem. World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the world's ecosystem. Turn on screen reader support To enable screen reader support, press Ctrl+Alt+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press Ctrl+slashAnonymous Hedgehog has joined the document.

27

MAY

27/05/24

Spring Bank Holiday (UK)

A public holiday in the UK.

5

JUN

05/06/24

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

8

JUN

08/06/24

National Florist Day

National Florist Day has been created to raise consumer awareness and promote all that is fabulous about the floristry industry. It will celebrate the people who work in it and hopes to encourage more to consider floristry as a serious career opportunity.

25

JUN

25/06/24

General Financial Planning

As you many know, all Floristry Trade Club members get access to a number of useful services as part of Club Perks. One such service is provided by Quilter Financial Advice, who are running a series of free, no obligation webinars with their team of financial advisers. Log in with your individual or business membership and click the live above to book your place.

16

JUL

16/07/24

Understanding Martgages

As you many know, all Floristry Trade Club members get access to a number of useful services as part of Club Perks. One such service is provided by Quilter Financial Advice, who are running a series of free, no obligation webinars with their team of financial advisers. Log in with your individual or business membership and click the live above to book your place.

12

AUG

12/08/24

National Prosecco Day

National Prosecco Day is a holiday that falls on 13th August every year and encourages people to celebrate the sparkling wine known as Prosecco.

26

AUG

26/08/24

August Bank Holiday

A public holiday in the UK.

5

OCT

05/10/24

World Teachers Day

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on 5 October.

31

OCT

31/10/24

Halloween

The spookiest day of the year... The tradition of Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.

10

NOV

10/11/24

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts".

29

NOV

29/11/24

Black Friday

Black Friday is a colloquial term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. a great chance to capitalise on discount shopping.

2

DEC

02/12/24

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for e-commerce transactions on the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online

26

DEC

26/12/24

Boxing Day

Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday.

2

JAN

02/01/25

Bank Holiday Scotland

Scotland have always considered the New Year/ Hogmanay, festivities to be more of an occasion to celebrate than Christmas Day. Hogmanay, a three day feast, most likely has its roots in Scotland’s pagan past as a midwinter festival, the time of year when the nights are the longest and Spring seems a long way off.

14

FEB

14/02/25

Valentine's Day

Considered the most romantic day of the year, to help you survive and thrive we have created this florist focussed Valentine's Hub bringing together industry insight, inspiration and support.

18

FEB

18/02/25

Drink wine day

Does anybody really need an excuse to open a bottle of their favourite red or white at the end of a long and stressful day? Absolutely not! Still, that shouldn’t stand in the way of celebrating National Drink Wine Day.

17

MAR

17/03/25

St Patrick's Day - Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March, is a celebration of Irish culture, not just in Ireland itself but across the globe, with music, dancing and of course the wearing of shamrock.

30

MAR

30/03/25

Mother's Day (UK)

Whether they’re mum, step-mum, gran, or like a mum, they deserve to be celebrated and we all know that seriously special Mother’s Day flowers start (and end) with florists.

21

APR

21/04/25

Easter Monday UK Bank Holiday (Ex. Scotland)

Easter can be an unpredictable trading time, it’s even been known to snow! Spring flowering bulbs give you reliable sales opportunities that will brighten up displays before the summer flowers arrive in force.

8

MAY

08/05/25

VE Day

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender. For the original VE Day celebration, flowers were used as table decorations.

21

MAY

21/05/24

RHS Chelsea Flower Show -25th May

The world’s greatest flower show is bursting with horticultural inspiration in a year which promises to be the most sustainable yet

30

MAY

30/05/24

Bord Bia Bloom, Dublin -3rd June

Bord Bia Bloom is a world-class, uplifting and innovative horticulture, food, and drink experience with nature and sustainable living at its heart. Originally created to promote plants, garden design, horticulture and gardening, Bord Bia’s role in promoting food and drink has allowed Bloom to develop further.

5

JUN

05/06/24

Festival of Flowers, Chichester -8th June

Visitors to the Festival will have the opportunity to experience 60 floral arrangements, handcrafted by talented florists and flower enthusiasts from across the county.

13

Jun

13/06/24

BBC Gardener's World Live -16th June

Filled with garden inspiration, expert advice, tip-top shopping, live entertainment and much more!

7

JUL

07/07/24

World Chocolate Day

Also referred to as International Chocolate Day is an annual celebration of chocolate, occurring globally on July 7

30

JUL

30/07/24

International Day of Friendship

International Friendship Day is a celebration to mark friendships from all over the globe.

13

AUG

13/08/24

Pensions & Retirement Explained

As you many know, all Floristry Trade Club members get access to a number of useful services as part of Club Perks. One such service is provided by Quilter Financial Advice, who are running a series of free, no obligation webinars with their team of financial advisers. Log in with your individual or business membership and click the live above to book your place.

9

SEP

09/09/24

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign which happens once every year, organized and funded by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade products

11

OCT

11/10/24

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

1

NOV

01/11/24

Diwali

Diwali, Divali, Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights

11

NOV

11/11/24

Singles Day

One of the biggest shopping days in the world. The Singles' Day or Double 11, originally called Bachelors' Day, is a Chinese unofficial holiday and shopping season that celebrates people who are not in a relationship.

30

NOV

30/11/24

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a non-commercial movement designed to highlight the great contribution that small businesses make to our economy and to encourage consumers to 'shop local' and support small businesses in their communities.

24

DEC

24/12/24

Christmas Eve

A chance for last moment Christmas gift, perhaps something a little different would capture shoppers imagination.

31

DEC

31/12/24

New Year's Eve

In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated with dancing, eating, drinking, and watching or lighting fireworks.

24

JAN

24/01/25

National Compliment Day

Promoting personalised messages with flowers as gift for National Compliment Day, could be a great promotion for January.

15

FEB

15/02/25

Singles Awareness day

After Valentine's Day this is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine's Day for people who are not married or in a romantic relationship. It is a celebration of love in all forms recognizing the love between friends, family and loving yourself.

1

MAR

01/03/25

St. David's Day

St. David’s Day is a day that carries deep meaning in the hearts of Welsh people. This holiday celebrates their patron saint, Saint David. Embrace the Welsh spirit by wearing a daffodil.

18

MAR

18/03/25

Global Recycling Day

Global Recycling Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and encourage people to take action to reduce waste and protect the environment.

18

APR

18/04/25

Good Friday UK Bank Holiday

First bank holiday of the Easter Weekend. Easter has become a huge retail opportunity – and it’s not all about chocolate. Shoppers are now used to seeing Easter decorations, tableware and crafting projects

23

APR

23/04/25

St George's Day

For romantic occasions, the red rose is the traditional flower to gift. However, even if you are gifting flowers to friends and family this St. George's Day, red roses are the perfect bouquet to send.

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