English Bank Holidays

The date of the next English Bank Holiday is Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (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 2018, 2019 & 2020

New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018Tuesday, January 1, 2019Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018Friday, April 19, 2019Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter MondayMonday, April 2, 2018Monday, April 22, 2019Monday, April 13, 2020
Early MayMonday, May 7, 2018Monday, May 6, 2019Monday, May 4, 2020
SpringMonday, May 28, 2018Monday, May 27, 2019Monday, May 25, 2020
SummerMonday, August 27, 2018Monday, August 26, 2019Monday, August 31, 2020
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018Wednesday, December 25, 2019Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018Thursday, December 26, 2019Monday, December 28, 2020*


  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.