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Key Dates

Hay festival credit Finn Beales
Hay Festival, creditFinnBeales

St David’s Day – 1 March

World Book Day – celebrated in March each year - 5 March 2015

Mother’s Day/Mothering Sunday – 15 March 2015

Six Nations Rugby – the first game takes place on 6 February 2015, Wales v England at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

British Summer time - clocks go forward one hour - 29 March 2015

Hay Festival - Thursday 21 May through to Sunday 31 May 2015

Urdd National Eisteddfod - 25 - 30 May 2015 Llancaiach Fawr near Nelson, Caerphilly


Public Holidays

Good Friday 3 April and Easter Monday 6 April 2015 are bank holidays or public holidays

Early May bank holiday on 4 May 2015

Spring bank holiday 25 May 2015


School holidays

Schools have a two week holidays for Easter and a week at the end of May. For school holiday information see the Welsh Government website.


University holidays

Universities take a break at Easter but do not have a half term break like schools. Universities have a longer Easter break or recess, from around the third week in March until mid April.


National Assembly Recesses

Easter Monday 30 March 2015 – Sunday 19 April 2015 (confirmed)

Whitsun Monday 25 May 2015 – Sunday 31 May 2015 (provisional)