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).
The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2016 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
|New Year's Day||01 January 2016||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2nd January||04 January 2016*||-||Yes||-||-|
|St Patrick's Day||17 March 2016||-||-||-||Yes|
|Good Friday||25 March 2016||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Easter Monday||28 March 2016||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Early May||02 May 2016||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spring||30 May 2016||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battle of the Boyne||12 July 2016||-||-||-||Yes|
|Summer||01 August 2016||-||Yes||-||-|
|Summer||29 August 2016||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|St Andrew's Day||30 November 2016||-||Yes||-||-|
|Christmas Day||26 December 2016*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Boxing Day||27 December 2016*||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