UK Bank Holidays 2013

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 2013

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2013 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's DayTuesday, January 1, 2013YesYesYesYes
2nd JanuaryWednesday, January 2, 2013-Yes--
St Patrick's DayMonday, March 18, 2013*---Yes
Good FridayFriday, March 29, 2013YesYesYesYes
Easter MondayMonday, April 1, 2013Yes-YesYes
Early MayMonday, May 6, 2013YesYesYesYes
SpringMonday, May 27, 2013YesYesYesYes
Battle of the BoyneFriday, July 12, 2013---Yes
SummerMonday, August 5, 2013-Yes--
SummerMonday, August 26, 2013Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's DayMonday, December 2, 2013*-Yes--
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25, 2013YesYesYesYes
Boxing DayThursday, December 26, 2013YesYesYesYes


  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