UK Bank Holidays

In the UK bank holidays are days when the banks and many other businesses are closed for the day, included in the bank holidays below are the public holidays, Christmas Day and Good Friday, that have been traditionally respected as holidays.

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Bank Holidays In England & Wales 2020

Bank holidays in England and Wales are currently identical as saints days are not declared bank holidays.

New Year's Day01 January 2020
Good Friday10 April 2020
Easter Monday13 April 2020
Early May04 May 2020
Spring25 May 2020
Summer31 August 2020
Christmas Day25 December 2020
Boxing Day28 December 2020*

Notes:

  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.

Bank Holidays In Scotland 2020

Bank holidays in Scotland differ from those in England and Wales in the following ways.

  1. The 2nd of January is declared as the Scottish celebrate Hogmanay as a major event in the calendar.
  2. Easter Monday is not declared as a bank holiday.
  3. The Scottish summer bank holiday is at the start of August rather than at the end.
  4. St Andrew's day (30th November) is declared as a bank holiday.
New Year's Day01 January 2020
2nd January02 January 2020
Good Friday10 April 2020
Early May04 May 2020
Spring25 May 2020
Summer03 August 2020
St Andrew's Day30 November 2020
Christmas Day25 December 2020
Boxing Day28 December 2020*

Notes:

  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. Scottish banks follow the English and Welsh bank holidays for business reasons and many businesses and schools do not close on all Scottish bank holidays.
  3. Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days

Bank Holidays In Northern Ireland 2020

Bank holidays in Northern Ireland differ from those in England and Wales in the following ways.

  1. St Patrick's day (17th March) is declared as a bank holiday.
  2. The Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (12th July) is declared as a bank holiday.
New Year's Day01 January 2020
St Patrick's Day17 March 2020
Good Friday10 April 2020
Easter Monday13 April 2020
Early May04 May 2020
Spring25 May 2020
Battle of the Boyne13 July 2020*
Summer31 August 2020
Christmas Day25 December 2020
Boxing Day28 December 2020*

Notes:

  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

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