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PR Key Calendar Dates December – January 2016

In order for campaigns to remain current, it can be useful to base your ideas around significant events taking place throughout 2016. We advise clients to start preparing for campaigns at least 1 month in advance – so we’ve put together a list of important dates to add to the diary for 2016, to help you stay organised and to ensure that you don’t miss out on any opportunities.

Please note: this list is not definitive and will be updated as and when new dates are confirmed.


  • 1st – 30th Decembeard (annual sponsored beard grow)
  • 1st World AIDs Day
  • 3rd International day of persons with disabilities
  • 5th International volunteers day
  • 17th– 8th January Festival of Winter Walks
  • 25th Christmas Day
  • 25th Christmas Morning Swim Day
  • 31st New Years Day

Sporting events

  • 3rd Rugby Union – England v Australia
  • 10th IBF heavyweight title – Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina
  • 13th – 19th London International Horse Show, Olympia
  • 26th Horse racing – King George VI Chase, Kempton


  • 1st – 30th Dry January
  • 7th – 15th National Obesity Awareness Week
  • 16th Martin Luther King Day
  • 18th Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 21st National Hug Day
  • 25th Burns Night
  • 27th Holocaust Memorial Day

Sporting events

  • 7th – 15th BDO World Darts Championship
  • 13th – 29th World Indoor Bowls Championships
  • 15th – 22nd Snooker Masters
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