UK Bank Holidays 2016

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 2016

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2016 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's DayFriday, January 1, 2016YesYesYesYes
2nd JanuaryMonday, January 4, 2016*-Yes--
St Patrick's DayThursday, March 17, 2016---Yes
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016YesYesYesYes
Easter MondayMonday, March 28, 2016Yes-YesYes
Early MayMonday, May 2, 2016YesYesYesYes
SpringMonday, May 30, 2016YesYesYesYes
Battle of the BoyneTuesday, July 12, 2016---Yes
SummerMonday, August 1, 2016-Yes--
SummerMonday, August 29, 2016Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's DayWednesday, November 30, 2016-Yes--
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2016*YesYesYesYes
Boxing DayTuesday, December 27, 2016*YesYesYesYes


  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