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The next bank holiday in England and Wales is 26 December Boxing Day

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Monday Boxing Day
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2023
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
7 April Friday Good Friday
10 April Monday Easter Monday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
28 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Monday Christmas Day
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2024
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Monday New Year’s Day
29 March Friday Good Friday
1 April Monday Easter Monday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
26 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2025
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
18 April Friday Good Friday
21 April Monday Easter Monday
5 May Monday Early May bank holiday
26 May Monday Spring bank holiday
25 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Thursday Christmas Day
26 December Friday Boxing Day

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Your employer does not have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.

Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Past bank holidays in England and Wales

Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
19 September Monday Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
29 August Monday Summer bank holiday
3 June Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
2 June Thursday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
18 April Monday Easter Monday
15 April Friday Good Friday
3 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2021
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Tuesday Boxing Day (substitute day)
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
30 August Monday Summer bank holiday
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
5 April Monday Easter Monday
2 April Friday Good Friday
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2020
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
25 December Friday Christmas Day
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
13 April Monday Easter Monday
10 April Friday Good Friday
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2019
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 August Monday Summer bank holiday
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
22 April Monday Easter Monday
19 April Friday Good Friday
1 January Tuesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2018
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Wednesday Boxing Day
25 December Tuesday Christmas Day
27 August Monday Summer bank holiday
28 May Monday Spring bank holiday
7 May Monday Early May bank holiday
2 April Monday Easter Monday
30 March Friday Good Friday
1 January Monday New Year’s Day

The next bank holiday in Scotland is today St Andrew’s Day

Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland

Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
30 November Wednesday St Andrew’s Day
26 December Monday Boxing Day
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2023
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
3 January Tuesday 2nd January (substitute day)
7 April Friday Good Friday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
7 August Monday Summer bank holiday
30 November Thursday St Andrew’s Day
25 December Monday Christmas Day
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2024
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Monday New Year’s Day
2 January Tuesday 2nd January
29 March Friday Good Friday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
5 August Monday Summer bank holiday
2 December Monday St Andrew’s Day (substitute day)
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2025
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
2 January Thursday 2nd January
18 April Friday Good Friday
5 May Monday Early May bank holiday
26 May Monday Spring bank holiday
4 August Monday Summer bank holiday
1 December Monday St Andrew’s Day (substitute day)
25 December Thursday Christmas Day
26 December Friday Boxing Day

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Your employer does not have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.

Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Past bank holidays in Scotland

Past bank holidays in Scotland 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
19 September Monday Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
1 August Monday Summer bank holiday
3 June Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
2 June Thursday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
15 April Friday Good Friday
4 January Tuesday 2nd January (substitute day)
3 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2021
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Tuesday Boxing Day (substitute day)
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
30 November Tuesday St Andrew’s Day
2 August Monday Summer bank holiday
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
2 April Friday Good Friday
4 January Monday 2nd January (substitute day)
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2020
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
25 December Friday Christmas Day
30 November Monday St Andrew’s Day
3 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
10 April Friday Good Friday
2 January Thursday 2nd January
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2019
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
2 December Monday St Andrew’s Day (substitute day)
5 August Monday Summer bank holiday
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
19 April Friday Good Friday
2 January Wednesday 2nd January
1 January Tuesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2018
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Wednesday Boxing Day
25 December Tuesday Christmas Day
30 November Friday St Andrew’s Day
6 August Monday Summer bank holiday
28 May Monday Spring bank holiday
7 May Monday Early May bank holiday
30 March Friday Good Friday
2 January Tuesday 2nd January
1 January Monday New Year’s Day

The next bank holiday in Northern Ireland is 26 December Boxing Day

Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland

Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Monday Boxing Day
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2023
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
17 March Friday St Patrick’s Day
7 April Friday Good Friday
10 April Monday Easter Monday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
8 May Monday Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
12 July Wednesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
28 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Monday Christmas Day
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2024
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Monday New Year’s Day
18 March Monday St Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
29 March Friday Good Friday
1 April Monday Easter Monday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
12 July Friday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
26 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2025
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
17 March Monday St Patrick’s Day
18 April Friday Good Friday
21 April Monday Easter Monday
5 May Monday Early May bank holiday
26 May Monday Spring bank holiday
14 July Monday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (substitute day)
25 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Thursday Christmas Day
26 December Friday Boxing Day

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Your employer does not have to give you paid leave on bank or public holidays.

Bank holidays might affect how and when your benefits are paid.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland

Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2022
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
19 September Monday Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
29 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Tuesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
3 June Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
2 June Thursday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
18 April Monday Easter Monday
15 April Friday Good Friday
17 March Thursday St Patrick’s Day
3 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2021
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Tuesday Boxing Day (substitute day)
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
30 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Monday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
5 April Monday Easter Monday
2 April Friday Good Friday
17 March Wednesday St Patrick’s Day
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2020
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
25 December Friday Christmas Day
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
13 July Monday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (substitute day)
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
13 April Monday Easter Monday
10 April Friday Good Friday
17 March Tuesday St Patrick’s Day
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2019
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Friday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
6 May Monday Early May bank holiday
22 April Monday Easter Monday
19 April Friday Good Friday
18 March Monday St Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
1 January Tuesday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2018
Date Day of the week Bank holiday
26 December Wednesday Boxing Day
25 December Tuesday Christmas Day
27 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Thursday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
28 May Monday Spring bank holiday
7 May Monday Early May bank holiday
2 April Monday Easter Monday
30 March Friday Good Friday
19 March Monday St Patrick’s Day (substitute day)
1 January Monday New Year’s Day