English Bank Holidays

The date of the next English Bank Holiday is 25 December 2015 (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 2015, 2016 & 2017

New Year's Day01 January 201501 January 201602 January 2017*
Good Friday03 April 201525 March 201614 April 2017
Easter Monday06 April 201528 March 201617 April 2017
Early May04 May 201502 May 201601 May 2017
Spring25 May 201530 May 201629 May 2017
Summer31 August 201529 August 201628 August 2017
Christmas Day25 December 201526 December 2016*25 December 2017
Boxing Day28 December 2015*27 December 2016*26 December 2017


  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.