English Bank Holidays

The date of the next English Bank Holiday is Monday, December 26, 2016 (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 2016, 2017 & 2018

New Year's DayFriday, January 1, 2016Monday, January 2, 2017*Monday, January 1, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016Friday, April 14, 2017Friday, March 30, 2018
Easter MondayMonday, March 28, 2016Monday, April 17, 2017Monday, April 2, 2018
Early MayMonday, May 2, 2016Monday, May 1, 2017Monday, May 7, 2018
SpringMonday, May 30, 2016Monday, May 29, 2017Monday, May 28, 2018
SummerMonday, August 29, 2016Monday, August 28, 2017Monday, August 27, 2018
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2016*Monday, December 25, 2017Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayTuesday, December 27, 2016*Tuesday, December 26, 2017Wednesday, December 26, 2018


  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.