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Famous festivals, shows, celebrations, sport events, national days in London 2020.


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25th January – Chinese New Year
26th January – Chinese New Year Celebration (Chinatown/Trafalgar Square)

14th February – Valentine’s Day
25th February  – Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day ; Pancake Day Races (Borough Market, LeadenHall Market, Spitalfields Market)

1st March – St David’s Day (The patron saint of Wales)
15th March – St Patrick’s Day Festival (Trafalgar Square) St Patrick’s Day Parade (Piccadilly Circus – Trafalgar Square)
17th March- St Patrick’s Day (The patron saint of the Irish)
22th March – Mother’s Day
29th March – London Boat Race (Putney Bridge to Mortlake)

1st April – Vaisakhi Festival (Sikh New Year)  (Trafalgar Square)
22-23rd April – St George’s Day & St George’s Day Feast (The patron saint of England) (Trafalgar Square)
26nd April – Virgin money London Marathon (Greenwich Park)

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9th May – May Fayre and Puppet Festival (Covent Garden)
19-23rd May – Chelsea Flower Show (Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London)
30th May – Eid al-Adha (Islamic Festival, Trafalgar Square)

13th June The Queen’s birthday
21st June – Father’s Day
16–20th June – Royal Ascot horse racing (Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire)
19th June – 4th July – Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
27th June  – Gay Pride in London
29th June – 12th July  – Wimbledon tennis

29th June – 12th July  – Wimbledon tennis
3 – 12th July  – British Summer Time music Festival (Hyde Park)
6 – 12th July  – Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Hampton Court Palace, Surrey)

15 – 16th August – Prudential Ride London cycling race.
21 – 25th August – Eid al-Adha (Islamic Festival)
30 – 31st August  – Notting Hill Carnival

1 – 30th September  – Totally Thames Festival

31st October – Halloween

5th November – Guy Fawkes Night ( Bonfire Night)
7th November – The Lord Mayor’s Show (Westminster)
11th November – WW1 Remembrance Day (Poppy Day)
21th November – 5th January – Winter Wonderland funfair (Hyde Park)
30th November  – St Andrew’s Day (The patron saint of Scotland)

25th December – The Christmas Day Peter Pan Cup in Hyde Park (swimming competition)