UK bank holidays

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The next bank holiday in England and Wales is

31 August

Summer bank holiday

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2020
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2021
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
2 April Friday Good Friday
5 April Monday Easter Monday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
30 August Monday Summer bank holiday
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
28 December Tuesday Boxing 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.


Past bank holidays in England and Wales

Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2020
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
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
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
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2017
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
25 December Monday Christmas Day
28 August Monday Summer bank holiday
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
17 April Monday Easter Monday
14 April Friday Good Friday
2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2016
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
26 December Monday Boxing Day
29 August Monday Summer bank holiday
30 May Monday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
28 March Monday Easter Monday
25 March Friday Good Friday
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in England and Wales 2015
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
25 December Friday Christmas Day
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
4 May Monday Early May bank holiday
6 April Monday Easter Monday
3 April Friday Good Friday
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day
The next bank holiday in Scotland is

3 August

Summer bank holiday

Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland

Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2020
3 August Monday Summer bank holiday
30 November Monday St Andrew’s Day
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in Scotland 2021
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
4 January Monday 2nd January (substitute day)
2 April Friday Good Friday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
2 August Monday Summer bank holiday
30 November Tuesday St Andrew’s Day
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
28 December Tuesday Boxing 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.


Past bank holidays in Scotland

Past bank holidays in Scotland 2020
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
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
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
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2017
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
25 December Monday Christmas Day
30 November Thursday St Andrew’s Day
7 August Monday Summer bank holiday
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
14 April Friday Good Friday
3 January Tuesday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
2 January Monday 2nd January
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2016
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
26 December Monday Boxing Day
30 November Wednesday St Andrew’s Day
1 August Monday Summer bank holiday
30 May Monday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
25 March Friday Good Friday
4 January Monday 2nd January (substitute day)
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Scotland 2015
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
4 May Monday Early May bank holiday
3 April Friday Good Friday
2 January Friday 2nd January
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day
The next bank holiday in Northern Ireland is

13 July

Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)

Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland

Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2020
13 July Monday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) (substitute day)
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)
Upcoming bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2021
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
17 March Wednesday St Patrick’s Day
2 April Friday Good Friday
5 April Monday Easter Monday
3 May Monday Early May bank holiday
31 May Monday Spring bank holiday
12 July Monday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
30 August Monday Summer bank holiday
27 December Monday Christmas Day (substitute day)
28 December Tuesday Boxing 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.


Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland

Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2020
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
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
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
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2017
26 December Tuesday Boxing Day
25 December Monday Christmas Day
28 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Wednesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
17 April Monday Easter Monday
14 April Friday Good Friday
17 March Friday St Patrick’s Day
2 January Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2016
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
26 December Monday Boxing Day
29 August Monday Summer bank holiday
12 July Tuesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
30 May Monday Spring bank holiday
2 May Monday Early May bank holiday
28 March Monday Easter Monday
25 March Friday Good Friday
17 March Thursday St Patrick’s Day
1 January Friday New Year’s Day
Past bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2015
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
4 May Monday Early May bank holiday
6 April Monday Easter Monday
3 April Friday Good Friday
17 March Tuesday St Patrick’s Day
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day