While the pandemic woes of 2020 aren't over yet, there are still some things to look forward to in 2021.There's a big birthday bash at the Palace, a new man in the White House and (finally) a Bond film scheduled to be in the cinemas - plus the Tokyo Olympics and the European Football Championship of course. So mark your calendar with all the key dates in the year here:
The UK’s first day outside the European Union since 1973 has already begun.
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Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States as Donald Trump's rollercoaster tenure in the White House comes to an end.
The men's Six Nations rugby championship kicks off for England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales (until 20 March).
The UK marks one year since the first confirmed patient with coronavirus died in the country and the beginning of the UK’s first lockdown (24 March).
Pope Francis is also due to make his first international visit in 15 months, becoming the first pontiff to visit Iraq (5-8 March).
Cities across the world will go dark and switch off all the non-essential lighting at 8:30pm local time to mark WWF Earth Hour.
The film that caused a shaken not stirred reaction for cinema owners and film fans in 2020, No Time To Die, is due to be released finally as the latest instalment in the Bond franchise.
Queen Elizabeth II turns 95.
The final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam.
Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, will celebrate his 100th birthday.
European Football Championship (Euro 2020) where 24 sides will still play across 12 host cities in a festival of football.
The Olympic Games are scheduled to start in Tokyo.
The Paralympic Games begin in Tokyo.
Hong Kong holds delayed polls for its legislative council, the first since Beijing imposed its new restrictive national security law on the territory.