Partridges offer a wide range of goods that are useful for different events throughout the year. Below you will find a list of events that might give you some ideas for your own celebrations. Just remember that you will find a lot of our produce very useful if you are throwing your own party.

January 2016

New Year's Day ParadeNew Year’s Day (1st)- New Year’s Day Parade starts at 11:45am on Piccadilly and ends on Parliament Street.  The 2014 Parade marks the event’s 28th Anniversary.

Twelfth Night (5th) – remember to take your Christmas decorations down.

Burn’s Night (25th) – celebrating the birthday of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns.  A night to enjoy haggis, neeps and tatties (mashed turnip and mashed potato)!

Australia Day (26th) - Australia Day commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.

February
Valentine's Day(14th) – A time to tell someone that you love them. Don't forget the chocolates and champagne.
Shrove Tuesday (9th– get flipping those pancakes. 

Chinese New Year (8-14th) - 2016 is the Year of the Ram/goat.
'Kung Hei Fat Choy' means 'Happy New Year' in Chinese.
It is also popularly called the Spring Festival, and the festivities last for 15 days. It is also referred to as the Lunar New Year because it starts with the new moon on the first day of the new year and ends with the full moon 15 days later. 
March

St David’s Day (1st) – Patron Saint of Wales.
Celebrated in Wales in honour of ‘Dewi Sant’ or St David, the Patron Saint of Wales. Many Welsh people wear a daffodil which is a national emblem of Wales.

Mothering Sunday (6th) - (3 weeks before Easter)
A time for people living in the UK to think about their mothers. People often give flowers or chocolates or organise a special day out for their mothers at this time, and send a special "Mother's Day" card.

St Patrick's Day (17th)– Patron Saint of Ireland. The church festival of St. Patrick, is regarded as a national day in Northern Ireland.

Spring equinox (20th) – When the daylight hours start to get longer than the nights. 

Easter Weekend (3rd - 6th April) (Christian Festival)Easter is the most holy of Christian sacred days. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion.

April

April Fool’s Day(1st) – the day when it is acceptable to play practical jokes on family, friends and colleagues.

Queen Elizabeth’s birthday (21st) - (actual date and a private celebration) It is traditional for soldiers to fire cannons to celebrate royal birthdays or other national events. The Queen has an "official" birthday in June which is marked by the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

St George's Day (23rd) - Celebration of the Patron Saint of England

London Marathon (24th) - The London Marathon, sponsored by Virgin.

May

May Day (1st) - Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole.

May Bank Holiday (4th)

Chelsea Flower ShowChelsea Flower Show (24th-28th) – The Chelsea Flower Show will celebrate 102 years of exquisite gardens and flowers.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Trooping The Colour (28th) - The Sovereign’s birthday is officially celebrated by this ceremony. 

Spring Bank Holiday (30th)

June

Royal Ascot (16th - 20th) - Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. Each day begins with the Royal Procession - the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus. The Royal Procession dates back to the 1820s and the reign of King George IV.

Royal Ascot

Taste of London Festival (15th - 19th) – in Regent’s Park

Taste Festivals

Father's Day (21st)

Summer Solstice (20th) - The longest day of the year, when the Sun is at its most northern point in the sky.  Due to Britain's northern location, the Sun rises around 4:30 a.m. and doesn't set until 9:30 p.m. on this day.

Wimbledon (27th June - 10th July) - One of the four great world tennis championships and the only one which is played on grass.

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (5th June - 10th July)

July

American Independence Day (4th)

BBC promsBBC Proms (TBA) – the world's largest classical music festival begins.

St Swithin’s Day (15th) – if it rains today then it is said it will rain for 40 days and 40 nights.

August

Notting Hill Carnival (28th-29th) – Around a million people take to the streets of Notting Hill in West London for the Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's biggest carnival.

August Bank Holiday (31st)

September

Last Night of the Proms (TBA) – if you are not lucky enough to get tickets for the Albert Hall then go to the Proms in the Park, Hyde Park instead.

Autumn equinox (22nd) – when the daylight hours start to get shorter than the night.

October

Canadian Thanksgiving (12th

British Summer Time ends (25th) – time to put the clock back by one hour.

Halloween (31st) – Pay a visit to the store and pick up all the goodies you need to celebrate from pumpkins to sweets and chocolates for your trick or treaters

November

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (1st) – The annual event takes place to commemorate the raising of the speed limit for `light locomotives' from 4 mph to 14 mph in 1896 and abolished the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot.

Bonfire Night (5th) - Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder. treason and plot. We see no reason why Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

400th anniversary of the Gun Powder Plot was in 2005

Remembrance Sunday (8th) – the closest Sunday to Armistice Day, which is the anniversary of when hostilities in the First World War ended at 11 a.m  on 11 November in 1918.

ice skatingLondon’s Christmas Ice Rinks open
Natural History Museum – dates to be confirmed.
Somerset House– dates to be confirmed.
Tower of London– dates to be confirmed.
Kew Gardens– dates to be confirmed.

Lord Mayor’s Show (12th) – The first Lord Mayor's Show was held in 1215 and since its conception only major events such as the Black Death - and in 1852, the funeral of the Duke of Wellington - have stopped the show.  2015 marks the 800th celebration of the show.

Thanksgiving (26th) – American festival of Thanksgiving.
Look out for information about Thanksgiving products in store on the home page

St Andrew’s Day (30th) – Patron Saint of Scotland.

December

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree (TBA) – The switching on of the lights on the tree, a present from the people of Oslo in Norway.

Winter Solstice (21st) – it is on the shortest day or longest night of the year, marking the astronomical beginning of winter.

Christmas Eve (24th) - Christmas Eve is not a public holiday in the UK. Public transport services may end services earlier than usual.

Christmas Day (25th) - Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts, and family parties.

Boxing Day (26th) - Bank Holiday

New Year’s Eve (31st) - At midnight everybody joins hands and sings Auld Lang Syne.