UK Bank Holidays 2012

All English/Welsh bank holidays will see the banks and the majority of businesses closed, in Scotland and Northern Ireland banks and businesses will often follow the English bank holidays for closures for commercial reasons (for instance parity of holidays between staff in the different countries).

Bank Holidays In The UK By Region For 2012

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2012 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's Day02 January 2012*YesYesYesYes
2nd January03 January 2012*-Yes--
St Patrick's Day19 March 2012*---Yes
Good Friday06 April 2012YesYesYesYes
Easter Monday09 April 2012Yes-YesYes
Early May07 May 2012YesYesYesYes
Spring04 June 2012YesYesYesYes
Diamond Jubilee05 June 2012YesYesYesYes
Battle of the Boyne12 July 2012---Yes
Summer06 August 2012-Yes--
Summer27 August 2012Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's Day30 November 2012-Yes--
Christmas Day25 December 2012YesYesYesYes
Boxing Day26 December 2012YesYesYesYes


  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