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UK bank holidays
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England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
The next bank holiday in England and Wales is
30 August
Summer bank holiday
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales
2021
30 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)
2022
3 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
15 AprilFridayGood Friday
18 AprilMondayEaster Monday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 JuneThursdaySpring bank holiday
3 JuneFridayPlatinum Jubilee bank holiday
29 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.
Your employer doesn’t have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.
Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.
Add bank holidays for England and Wales to your calendar (ICS, 14KB)
Past bank holidays in England and Wales
2021
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
3 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
5 AprilMondayEaster Monday
2 AprilFridayGood Friday
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
2020
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
31 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
25 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
8 MayFridayEarly May bank holiday (VE day)
13 AprilMondayEaster Monday
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
2019
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
6 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
22 AprilMondayEaster Monday
19 AprilFridayGood Friday
1 JanuaryTuesdayNew Year’s Day
2018
26 DecemberWednesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day
27 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
28 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
7 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 AprilMondayEaster Monday
30 MarchFridayGood Friday
1 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day
2017
26 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberMondayChristmas Day
28 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
29 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
1 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
17 AprilMondayEaster Monday
14 AprilFridayGood Friday
2 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
2016
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
29 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
28 MarchMondayEaster Monday
25 MarchFridayGood Friday
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
The next bank holiday in Scotland is
2 August
Summer bank holiday
Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland
2021
2 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30 NovemberTuesdaySt Andrew’s Day
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)
2022
3 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
4 JanuaryTuesday2nd January (substitute day)
15 AprilFridayGood Friday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 JuneThursdaySpring bank holiday
3 JuneFridayPlatinum Jubilee bank holiday
1 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30 NovemberWednesdaySt Andrew’s Day
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.
Your employer doesn’t have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.
Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.
Add bank holidays for Scotland to your calendar (ICS, 14KB)
Past bank holidays in Scotland
2021
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
3 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 AprilFridayGood Friday
4 JanuaryMonday2nd January (substitute day)
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
2020
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
30 NovemberMondaySt Andrew’s Day
3 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
25 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
8 MayFridayEarly May bank holiday (VE day)
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
2 JanuaryThursday2nd January
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
2019
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
2 DecemberMondaySt Andrew’s Day (substitute day)
5 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
6 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
19 AprilFridayGood Friday
2 JanuaryWednesday2nd January
1 JanuaryTuesdayNew Year’s Day
2018
26 DecemberWednesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day
30 NovemberFridaySt Andrew’s Day
6 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
28 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
7 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
30 MarchFridayGood Friday
2 JanuaryTuesday2nd January
1 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day
2017
26 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberMondayChristmas Day
30 NovemberThursdaySt Andrew’s Day
7 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
29 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
1 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
14 AprilFridayGood Friday
3 JanuaryTuesdayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
2 JanuaryMonday2nd January
2016
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
30 NovemberWednesdaySt Andrew’s Day
1 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
25 MarchFridayGood Friday
4 JanuaryMonday2nd January (substitute day)
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
The next bank holiday in Northern Ireland is
30 August
Summer bank holiday
Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland
2021
30 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)
2022
3 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
17 MarchThursdaySt Patrick’s Day
15 AprilFridayGood Friday
18 AprilMondayEaster Monday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 JuneThursdaySpring bank holiday
3 JuneFridayPlatinum Jubilee bank holiday
12 JulyTuesdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
29 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.
Your employer doesn’t have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.
Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.
Add bank holidays for Northern Ireland to your calendar (ICS, 14KB)
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland
2021
12 JulyMondayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
3 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
5 AprilMondayEaster Monday
2 AprilFridayGood Friday
17 MarchWednesdaySt Patrick’s Day
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
2020
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
31 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
13 JulyMondayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (substitute day)
25 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
8 MayFridayEarly May bank holiday (VE day)
13 AprilMondayEaster Monday
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
17 MarchTuesdaySt Patrick’s Day
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
2019
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
12 JulyFridayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
27 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
6 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
22 AprilMondayEaster Monday
19 AprilFridayGood Friday
18 MarchMondaySt Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
1 JanuaryTuesdayNew Year’s Day
2018
26 DecemberWednesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day
27 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
12 JulyThursdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
28 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
7 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
2 AprilMondayEaster Monday
30 MarchFridayGood Friday
19 MarchMondaySt Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
1 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day
2017
26 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day
25 DecemberMondayChristmas Day
28 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
12 JulyWednesdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
29 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
1 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
17 AprilMondayEaster Monday
14 AprilFridayGood Friday
17 MarchFridaySt Patrick’s Day
2 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
2016
27 DecemberTuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)
26 DecemberMondayBoxing Day
29 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
12 JulyTuesdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
30 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
2 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
28 MarchMondayEaster Monday
25 MarchFridayGood Friday
17 MarchThursdaySt Patrick’s Day
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
Last updated: 21 July 2021
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