SPFL fixtures released; The most important Celtic dates you need to know

The SPFL have this morning announced the Scottish Premier League fixtures for the upcoming 2024/25 season, as Celtic begin their hunt for a 55th league title.

Celtic's Kyogo League title
Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v St Mirren – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain – May 18, 2024 Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic celebrates with the trophy and teammates after winning the Scottish Premiership Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

The Hoops kick off their title defense on Sunday, August 4 at 4:30 PM. Kilmarnock are the visitors on Flag Day before the champions make subsequent trips to Hibs and St Mirren on the following two weekends.

The first Glasgow derby of the season is scheduled for August 31 at Celtic Park, ending a busy opening week of the season for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The Bhoys have a packed agenda around the holidays. They play Dundee United at Tannadice on December 21 before taking on Motherwell on Boxing Day. For the first time in forever, the Hoops are home the day after Christmas.

The New Year’s derby is on January 2 and because there is no winter break this season, the Celts will play the entire first month of 2025.

The first 33 rounds of Premiership matches will then be completed on April 12 when St. Johnstone takes on the east side of Glasgow.

With all league fixtures now confirmed, Celtic fans are looking forward to what will be another exciting year after the Hoops.