UK Bank Holidays

In the UK bank holidays are days when the banks and many other businesses are closed for the day, included in the bank holidays below are the public holidays, Christmas Day and Good Friday, that have been traditionally respected as holidays.

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Bank Holidays In England & Wales 2018

Bank holidays in England and Wales are currently identical as saints days are not declared bank holidays.

New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018
Easter MondayMonday, April 2, 2018
Early MayMonday, May 7, 2018
SpringMonday, May 28, 2018
SummerMonday, August 27, 2018
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018

Notes:

  1. * Indicates a substitute day - A substitute day occurs when a public or bank holiday occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday. In these cases the substitute day occurs, normally the following Monday. In the case of two consecutive holidays (e.g. Christmas Day and Boxing Day) this can be the following Tuesday if the holidays fall on the Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days.

Bank Holidays In Scotland 2018

Bank holidays in Scotland differ from those in England and Wales in the following ways.

  1. The 2nd of January is declared as the Scottish celebrate Hogmanay as a major event in the calendar.
  2. Easter Monday is not declared as a bank holiday.
  3. The Scottish summer bank holiday is at the start of August rather than at the end.
  4. St Andrew's day (30th November) is declared as a bank holiday.
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018
2nd JanuaryTuesday, January 2, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018
Early MayMonday, May 7, 2018
SpringMonday, May 28, 2018
SummerMonday, August 6, 2018
St Andrew's DayFriday, November 30, 2018
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018

Notes:

  1. * Indicates a substitute day - A substitute day occurs when a public or bank holiday occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday. In these cases the substitute day occurs, normally the following Monday. In the case of two consecutive holidays (e.g. Christmas Day and Boxing Day) this can be the following Tuesday if the holidays fall on the Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Scottish banks follow the English and Welsh bank holidays for business reasons and many businesses and schools do not close on all Scottish bank holidays.
  3. Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days

Bank Holidays In Northern Ireland 2018

Bank holidays in Northern Ireland differ from those in England and Wales in the following ways.

  1. St Patrick's day (17th March) is declared as a bank holiday.
  2. The Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (12th July) is declared as a bank holiday.
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018
St Patrick's DaySaturday, March 17, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018
Easter MondayMonday, April 2, 2018
Early MayMonday, May 7, 2018
SpringMonday, May 28, 2018
Battle of the BoyneThursday, July 12, 2018
SummerMonday, August 27, 2018
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018

Notes:

  1. * Indicates a substitute day - A substitute day occurs when a public or bank holiday occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday. In these cases the substitute day occurs, normally the following Monday. In the case of two consecutive holidays (e.g. Christmas Day and Boxing Day) this can be the following Tuesday if the holidays fall on the Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days

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