UK Bank Holidays

Some history ....

Some variations ....

Other background notes ....

A check list of current Bank/Public Holidays

 Holiday  England & Wales  Northern Ireland  Scotland
 New Year's Day (1st January*) BPH BPH BH
 New Year (additional)
(2nd January*)
    BH
 St. Patrick
(17th March*)
  BPH  
 Good Friday
(variable)
HBC HBC BH
 Easter Monday
(variable)
BPH BPH  
 May
(1st Monday in May)
BPH BPH BH
 Spring
(Last Monday in May)
BPH BPH BH
 Battle of the Boyne
(12th July*)
  BPH  
 Summer
(1st Monday in August)
    BH
 Summer
(last Monday in August)
BPH BPH  
 Christmas Day
(25th December*)
HBC HBC BH
 Boxing Day
(26th December*)
BPH BPH BH

 

key:

* - or the following Monday (or Tuesday) if the day falls on a weekend
BPH - Bank & Public Holiday
BH - Bank Holiday
HBC - Holiday by convention ('common law')