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Key dates & events:

  2023 2023 2024
Valentine's Day 14/02/23 14/02/23 14/02/24
St, Patrick's Day 17/03/23    
Mother's Day 19/03/23 19/03/23 10/03/24
Good Friday 07/04/23    
Easter Sunday 09/04/23    
Easter Monday 10/04/23    
May Bank Holiday 01/05/23    
Spring Bank Holiday 29/05/23    
King Charles III Coronation 06/05/23    
Coronation Bank Holiday 08/05/23    
Father's Day 18/06/23 18/06/23 16/06/24
Summer Bank Holiday 07/08/23    
Grandparent's Day 01/10/23    



Latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2022

*Please note: latest recommended posting dates are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change

UK Inland Services*
Date* Destinations
Friday 16 December Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
Monday 19 December 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For and Royal Mail 48®
Wednesday 21 December 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Thursday 22 December Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Friday 23 December Special Delivery Guaranteed®


HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)*
Date* Destinations
Monday 28 November Operational HM Forces
Monday 5 December Static HM Forces


International Economy*
Date* Destinations
Monday 12 September All non-European destinations (except Canada, Hong Kong, Middle and Far East, Singapore, South Africa and USA)
Friday 14 October Hong Kong, Middle and Far East, Singapore and South Africa
Monday 31 October Canada and USA
Friday 25 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey
Monday 28 November Western Europe


International Standard and International Tracked and Signature Services*
Date* Destinations
Friday 7 October British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla
Thursday 1 December Australia and New Zealand
Friday 2 December China (People's Republic)
Monday 5 December All remaining Caribbean destinations
Wednesday 7 December Africa, Asia (except China, People's Republic), Central and South America, Far and Middle East
Wednesday 8 December Cyprus and Malta
Friday 9 December Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey
Saturday 10 December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden and USA, Turkey
Monday 12 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
Wednesday 14 December Belgium, France and Luxembourg