English Bank Holidays

The date of the next English Bank Holiday is Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day).

English bank holidays are the major holidays in the United Kingdom with banks and the vast majority of business being closed on these days. England and Wales have the fewest declared bank holidays of any region of the UK.

The table below gives the bank holiday dates for 2017, 2018 & 2019

New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017*Monday, January 1, 2018Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Good FridayFriday, April 14, 2017Friday, March 30, 2018Friday, April 19, 2019
Easter MondayMonday, April 17, 2017Monday, April 2, 2018Monday, April 22, 2019
Early MayMonday, May 1, 2017Monday, May 7, 2018Monday, May 6, 2019
SpringMonday, May 29, 2017Monday, May 28, 2018Monday, May 27, 2019
SummerMonday, August 28, 2017Monday, August 27, 2018Monday, August 26, 2019
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2017Tuesday, December 25, 2018Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Boxing DayTuesday, December 26, 2017Wednesday, December 26, 2018Thursday, December 26, 2019


  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

UK Government Site giving details of bank holidays and other public holidays.