UK Bank Holidays 2017

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 2017

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2017 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017*YesYesYesYes
2nd JanuaryTuesday, January 3, 2017*-Yes--
St Patrick's DayFriday, March 17, 2017---Yes
Good FridayFriday, April 14, 2017YesYesYesYes
Easter MondayMonday, April 17, 2017Yes-YesYes
Early MayMonday, May 1, 2017YesYesYesYes
SpringMonday, May 29, 2017YesYesYesYes
Battle of the BoyneWednesday, July 12, 2017---Yes
SummerMonday, August 7, 2017-Yes--
SummerMonday, August 28, 2017Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's DayThursday, November 30, 2017-Yes--
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2017YesYesYesYes
Boxing DayTuesday, December 26, 2017YesYesYesYes


  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