Organising in your workplace: calendar of key dates and themes

One of the most important aspects of organising is identifying key issues that will activate members and engage potential members. We’ve put together a list of key dates and themes for Prospect reps and members to organise events around.

On many of these dates, Prospect will already be doing some campaigning and have resources which you can also utilise. All dates have significant relevance to at least some of Prospect‘s incredibly diverse membership.

See more tips and ideas around organising in your workplace

Religious festivals

February

26: Ash Wednesday (Christian)

March

10: Holi (Hindu)
19: Naw-Ruz (Baha’i)
21: Spring Equinox (Pagan)

April

8-16: Pesach (Passover) (Jewish)
10: Good Friday (Christian)
12: Easter Sunday (Christian)
13: Vaisakhi (Sikh)
24: Ramadan (Muslim)
30: Buddha Day

May

21: Ascension (Christian)
23: Eid-ul Fitr (Muslim)
23: End of Ramadan (Muslim)
29: Shavuot (Jewish)
29: Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

June

Midsummer (Pagan)

July

5: Asala – Dharma Day (Buddhist)
31: Eid ul-Adha (Muslim)

August

10: Shri Krishna Janmaashtam (Hindu)
19: Al Hijrah (New Year) (Muslim)

September

19: Rosh Hashanah (New Year) (Jewish)
22: Autumn Equinox (Pagan)
28: Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October

3: Sukkot (Jewish)
25: Vijayadashami (Hindu)

November

14: Diwali (Hindu, Sikh)
29: Birthday of Guru Nanak (Sikh)

December

11: Hannukah (Jewish)
21: Yule (Pagan)
25: Christmas Day (Christian)
26: St Stephen’s Day (Christian)

Environment

February

11-15: Go Green Week
24-8 March: Fairtrade Fortnight

March

3: World Wildlife Day
14: International Day of Action for Rivers
21: International Day of Forests
22: World Water Day
28: Earth Hour

June

5: World Environment Day
8: World Oceans Day
6-14: Bike Week

November

30: Tree Week


Other Dates

25 January: Chinese New Year

27 January: Holocaust Memorial Day

3-7 February: National Apprenticeship Week

10-16 February: Heart Unions Week

8 May: May Day

21 September: International Day of Peace

November: Young Workers’ Month

10 December: Human Rights Day