2023’s big events…

With all the drama of the last couple of years, we’re all hoping that 2023 will be calmer, quieter and less eventful.

Being so close to the start of the year, we can’t predict what will happen or when certain events will be.

There are some definite ones though that we’ve listed below.

In January...

🇭🇷 On New Years Day, the Euro will officially become the currency of Croatia, replacing the Kuna.

🇧🇷 Also on January 1st Lula (Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) will replace incumbent Jair Bolsonaro as President of Brazil.

🧧 On Sunday 22 January, the Chinese New Year begins. 2023 will be ‘the Year of the Rabbit.’

In April...

💷 Many of the new tax rises announced in the November Autumn Statement will come into effect in the UK this month as the new financial year begins. The support for energy bills will also be reduced.

🐰 Good Friday will be on the 7th April and Easter Monday will be on 10th April.

In May...

🗳️ On 4th May, the UK goes to the polls in a set of local elections last fought in 2019 at the height of Theresa May’s Brexit drama. (The Conservatives are expected to perform even more badly than before.)

Two days later…

👑 On Saturday 6th May, the coronation of King Charles III will take place in Westminster Abbey.

🎙️ Later on during the week commencing 8th May, the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Liverpool!

In June...

🇹🇷 On the 18th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be up for re-election, along with Turkey’s Parliament. This will be a challenge for Erdogan and we can expect potential fireworks. Most polls show him set to loose.

In September...

🏉 On the 18th, the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France.

In December...

🇪🇸 On 15th Spain goes to the polls to elect a new parliament. The far-right and far-left are expected to poll well.

At some point during the year...

🇮🇳 India is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country.

🗳️ Northern Ireland will be forced to go to the polls again following months of gridlock in the Stormont Assembly.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland could try and hold a referendum on Independence.

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