UK Bank Holidays 2019

All English/Welsh bank holidays will see the banks and the majority of businesses closed, in Scotland and Northern Ireland banks and businesses will often follow the English bank holidays for closures for commercial reasons (for instance parity of holidays between staff in the different countries).

Bank Holidays In The UK By Region For 2019

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2019 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's DayTuesday, January 1, 2019YesYesYesYes
2nd JanuaryWednesday, January 2, 2019-Yes--
St Patrick's DayMonday, March 18, 2019*---Yes
Good FridayFriday, April 19, 2019YesYesYesYes
Easter MondayMonday, April 22, 2019Yes-YesYes
Early MayMonday, May 6, 2019YesYesYesYes
SpringMonday, May 27, 2019YesYesYesYes
Battle of the BoyneFriday, July 12, 2019---Yes
SummerMonday, August 5, 2019-Yes--
SummerMonday, August 26, 2019Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's DayMonday, December 2, 2019*-Yes--
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25, 2019YesYesYesYes
Boxing DayThursday, December 26, 2019YesYesYesYes

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