Planning Ahead for 2014 Events

2014 is here, so here’s a quick glimpse of what’s to come. Whether you’re running a restaurant, a sports bar, a village pub or a works canteen, big events and occasions are always a good excuse for doing something a little bit special.

The new year has some great sporting highlights from the Six Nations and the Winter Olympics in February to the World Cup in June and the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in July closely followed by Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games. Plus, of course, there are all the usual big fixtures from Wimbledon to Cheltenham and Aintree and Gleneagles to Wembley and Badminton and all the high days and holidays too.

If you’re working up a busy schedule for 2014, it also means that your Rational ovens will be working overtime, so as you plan your way through the next 12 months, make sure you also plan regular cleaning and maintenance and that you have a good supply of Rational approved cleaning products to hand. If you want any help or advice on how to ensure that your ovens are always in top condition and ready to meet the challenges of the busiest service, then call us now.

2014 Events and Holidays

Date Event /Holiday
13 January Tennis Open in Melbourne (to January 26th)
25 January Robert Burns Night
31 January Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake)
01 February Six Nations Rugby (to March 15th)
02 February American football – Super Bowl
07 February Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (to February 23rd)
14 February Valentine’s Day
26 February World Track Cycling in Colombia (to March 2nd)
01 March Saint David’s Day
04 March Shrove Tuesday
05 March Ash Wednesday
07 March Winter Paralympics (to March 16th)
08 March International Women’s Day
10 March Commonwealth Day
11 March Horse racing – Cheltenham Festival (to March 14th)
17 March Saint Patrick’s Day
30 March Mothering Sunday
30 March British Summer Time Begins
01 April April Fool’s Day
01 April Horse Racing – Grand National
01 April ICC World Twenty20 (to April 20th)
10 April Golf – Masters in Augusta, Florida (to April 13th)
13 April Palm Sunday
18 April Good Friday
19 April Snooker – World Championship, Crucible (to May 5th)
20 April Easter Sunday
23 April St. George’s Day
01 May Horse racing – Kentucky Derby
01 May Football – FA Cup final
01 May Football – UEFA Champions League final
05 May May Day Bank Holiday
07 May Badminton Horse Trials (to May 13th)
11 May International Mother’s Day
26 May Spring Bank Holiday
26 May Tennis – French Open (to June 8th)
07 June Horse racing – the Derby Festival (to June 14th)
12 June Golf -US Open Pinehurst, North Carolina(to June 15th)
12 June Football – FIFA World Cup (to July 13th)
14 June Trooping the Colour
15 June Father’s Day
17 June Royal Ascot to (to June 21st)
23 June Tennis – Wimbledon (to June 30th)
28 June Ramadan (to July 27th)
05 July Cycling – Tour de France (to July 27th)
17 July Golf – British Open (to July 20th)
23 July Commonwealth Games (to August 3rd)
30 July Horse racing – Glorious Goodwood (to August 2nd)
02 August Qi Xi Festival (aka Chinese Valentine’s Day)
04 August Golf – US PGA (to August 10th)
04 August Rugby – Women’s World Cup (to August 17th)
16 August Summer Youth Olympics (to August 28th)
25 August August Bank Holiday
25 August Tennis – US Open (to September 8th)
19 September Asian Games (to October 4th)
24 September Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (to September 26th)
26 September Golf – Ryder Cup, Gleneagles (to September 28th)
03 October Yom Kippur (to October 4th)
04 October Grandparents Day
04 October Horse racing – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (to October 5th)
13 October Canadian Thanksgiving
26 October British Summertime Ends – clocks go back 1 hour
31 October Halloween
01 November Horse racing – Melbourne Cup
01 November All Saints Day
05 November Guy Fawkes Night
09 November Remembrance Sunday
11 November Armistice Day
23 November Diwali – The Festival of Lights
27 November Thanksgiving (USA)
28 November Black Friday
30 November Saint Andrew’s Day
01 December Cyber Monday
07 December Hanukkah begins (to December 15th)
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
31 December Hogmanay

Published Date: 7th January 2014
Category: Blog, Catering Business, News

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