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 Day01 January 2013YesYesYesYes
2nd January02 January 2013-Yes--
St Patrick's Day18 March 2013*---Yes
Good Friday29 March 2013YesYesYesYes
Easter Monday01 April 2013Yes-YesYes
Early May06 May 2013YesYesYesYes
Spring27 May 2013YesYesYesYes
Battle of the Boyne12 July 2013---Yes
Summer05 August 2013-Yes--
Summer26 August 2013Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's Day02 December 2013*-Yes--
Christmas Day25 December 2013YesYesYesYes
Boxing Day26 December 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