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UK Bank Holidays

Most of the UK has eight permanent bank holidays. Photo by Estée Janssens.

Most of the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

However, Scotland also has 2 additional Bank Holidays : St. Andrew’s Day on and 2 January.

Northern Ireland has two extra public holidays : St. Patrick’s Day on and the Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee there will also be an additional bank Holiday on June 3rd 2022.

England and Wales bank holidays

2021DayLikely dates , but could still change.
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
30 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)
2021DayLikely dates , but could still change.
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)

Scotland bank holidays

2021DayLikely dates , but could still change.
3 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
31 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
2 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30 NovemberTuesdaySt Andrew’s Day
27 DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28 DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)
2022DayLikely dates , but could still change.
3 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (substitute day)
4 JanuaryTuesday2 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)

More : For more information see UK Govt Bank Holidays

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