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).
The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2012 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
|New Year's Day||02 January 2012*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2nd January||03 January 2012*||-||Yes||-||-|
|St Patrick's Day||19 March 2012*||-||-||-||Yes|
|Good Friday||06 April 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Easter Monday||09 April 2012||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Early May||07 May 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spring||04 June 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Diamond Jubilee||05 June 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battle of the Boyne||12 July 2012||-||-||-||Yes|
|Summer||06 August 2012||-||Yes||-||-|
|Summer||27 August 2012||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|St Andrew's Day||30 November 2012||-||Yes||-||-|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Boxing Day||26 December 2012||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- * 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.
- Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days