Welsh Bank Holidays

The date of the next Welsh Bank Holiday is 25 December 2014 (Christmas Day).

Welsh bank holidays are the same as English bank holidays and Wales, like England, has the fewest bank holidays of all the regions of the UK.

The table below gives the bank holiday dates for 2014, 2015 & 2016

New Year's Day01 January 201401 January 201501 January 2016
Good Friday06 April 201403 April 201525 March 2016
Easter Monday09 April 201406 April 201528 March 2016
Early May07 May 201404 May 201502 May 2016
Spring26 May 201425 May 201530 May 2016
Summer25 August 201431 August 201529 August 2016
Christmas Day25 December 201425 December 201526 December 2016*
Boxing Day26 December 201428 December 2015*27 December 2016*


  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

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