United Kingdom Bank Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

 

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonDay after New Year's Day - Scotland Only
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Only in year 2017 in which 1 January is Sunday. Except Scotland
3 JanTueNew Year's Day - In lieu. Scotland Only
28 FebTueShrove Tuesday - Before the onset of Lent, Christians would confess and receive forgiveness from sins so that they could enter Lent guilt-free. This day is also known as Pancake Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
1 MarWedSaint David Day - A Celtic monk born towards the end of the fifth century and was Archbishop of Wales. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales, founding 11 churches across Wales and Brittany. His influence is shown by the number of churches dedicated to him in Wales. Wales only. Not a Public Holiday
17 MarFriSt. Patricks Day - A cultural and religious celebration, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Northern Ireland only
26 MarSunMothering Sunday - Mothering Sunday is equate with the traditions of the American Mother's Day and the modern celebration of this holiday in the UK and Ireland is the same as the international version. Not a National Holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Except Scotland
23 AprSunSt. Georges Day - Date of St. George's death. St. George is the patron saint of England, Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, and many cities across Europe England Only. Not a National Holiday
1 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday - In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it may be known as May Day. 1st Monday in May
29 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday - This is time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work or school. last Monday in May
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
12 JulWedBattle of the Boyne - Celebrates the Glorious Revolution and victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne, which began the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. Northern Ireland only
7 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Statutory bank holiday from 1971, following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Scotland only. First Monday in August
28 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Statutory bank holiday from 1971, following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Except Scotland. Last Monday in August
5 NovSunGuy Fawkes Night (Fireworks Night or Bonfire Night) - Commemorates the arrest of Guy Fawkes and the failure of the so-called 'Gunpowder plot' to blow up the English Houses of Parliament in 1605. England Only. Not a National Holiday
12 NovSunRemembrance Sunday - Marks the end of World War I in 1918. Sunday closest to 11 November. Not a Public Holiday
30 NovThursSt. Andrews Day - This is date generally accepted as St. Andrew’s death. Scotland Only. If 30 November falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - People getting rid of empty boxes from presents after Christmas day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
2 JanThursDay after New Year's Day - Scotland Only
1 MarSatSt. Davids Day - Wales only
17 MarMonSt. Patricks Day - Northern Ireland only
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
23 AprWedSt. Georges Day - England Only
5 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
26 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday
14 JulMonBattle of the Boyne (observed) - Northern Ireland only
4 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Scotland only
25 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Except Scotland
5 NovWedGuy Fawkes Night - England Only
1 DecMonSt. Andrews Day - Scotland Only
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriDay after New Year's Day - Scotland Only
1 MarSunSt. Davids Day - Wales only
17 MarTueSt. Patricks Day - Northern Ireland only
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
23 AprThursSt. Georges Day - England Only
4 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
25 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday
13 JulMonBattle of the Boyne (observed) - Northern Ireland only
3 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Scotland only
31 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Except Scotland
5 NovThursGuy Fawkes Night - England Only
30 NovMonSt. Andrews Day - Scotland Only
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day
28 DecMonBoxing Day (in lieu)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
4 JanMonDay after New Year's Day - Scotland Only
1 MarTueSt. Davids Day - Wales only
17 MarThursSt. Patricks Day - Northern Ireland only
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
23 AprSatSt. Georges Day - England Only
2 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
30 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday
12 JulTueBattle of the Boyne - Northern Ireland only
1 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Scotland only
29 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday - Except Scotland
5 NovSatGuy Fawkes Night - England Only
30 NovWedSt. Andrews Day - Scotland Only
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Day (in lieu)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
2 JanTueDay after New Year's Day (Scotland Only)
TueNew Year's Day (Observed. Except Scotland)
TueNew Year's Day (In lieu. Scotland Only)
13 FebTuePancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday)
1 MarThursSt. Davids Day (Wales only. Not a Public Holiday)
11 MarSunMothering Sunday (Not a National Holiday)
19 MarMonSt. Patricks Day (Northern Ireland only)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Except Scotland)
23 AprMonSt. Georges Day (England Only. Not a National Holiday)
7 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday (1st Monday in May)
28 MayMonSpring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
12 JulThursBattle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland only)
6 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday (Scotland only. First Monday in August)
27 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday (Except Scotland. Last Monday in August)
5 NovMonGuy Fawkes Night (England Only. Not a National Holiday)
11 NovSunRemembrance Sunday (Sunday closest to 11 November. Not a Public Holiday)
30 NovFriSt. Andrews Day (Scotland Only. If 30 November falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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