LUU Cultural Calendar

Welcome to our LUU Cultural Calendar for 2021, which includes key international and national events alongside LUU staff events and dates for your diaries. We'll be adding new events regularly, so don't forget to check back.

You can view the archive of past events here.

Is there something you'd like to see added? Get in touch with Courtney Wright, HR Officer (Diversity & Engagement).


Monday 01 March

St. David's Day

A day of parades, concerts and festivals to celebrate St. David, the patron saint of Wales. Find out more about how the day is traditionally celebrated at Visit Wales: Happy St David's Day.

Celebrations will look a little different this year - read about the plans for 2021 celebrations.

Thursday 04 March

World Book Day

Not sure what to read next? Take inspiration from your colleague's recommendations - Black History Month Books.

Want to share your thoughts on your latest read? Join our Women's Collective Book Club.

Monday 08 March

International Women's Day


Last year staff gave each other cards of appreciation and we provided bunches of daffodils for Team Leaders to give to their teams.

Look out for activity from your LUU Staff Networks for 2021.

Contact Ruby or Naomi to join in.

Sunday 14 March

Mothers' Day

The UK Mothers' Day has its roots in religious celebration, falling on the fourth sunday of Lent.

BBC - Mothering Sunday

It's a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the mother figures in people's lives, by sending cards, gifts and spending time with loved ones.

Wednesday 17 March

St. Patrick's Day

Traditionally St Patrick's Day has its roots in religious celebration to honour the death of the patron saint of Ireland.

The day is now a worldwide celebration of Irish culture with parades, foods music, dancing and drinking.

Find out more at - St Patrick's Day

Monday 22 March

Staff Voice Group Meeting

Tell us your thoughts. Topics to be confirmed.

Here are your Staff Voice Reps.

Monday 22 March

LUU Climate Week

Izzy and Lottie, your student exec officers, are leading on a week dedicated to fighting climate change.

Look out for more information in staff comms for how you can get involved.

Friday 26 March

Term Two Ends

You can see the full list of term dates for the University of Leeds academic year here -

Term Dates 2020-2021

Saturday 27 March - Sunday 04 April

Passover (Pesach)

A major Jewish spring festival, celebrating freedom and family. The story is of Moses and The Ten Plagues, you can read a summary here - The Passover Story in a Nutshell.

If you want to find out more visit - Everything you need to know about Passover.

Sunday 28 - Monday 29 March


A Hindu Festival, popularly known as 'the festival of colours'.

Watch this 1.30min video to see the vibrancy of the festival and learn more about the traditions and origins - National Geographic: Holi.