UK Bank Holidays 2020

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 2020

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2020 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's Day01 January 2020YesYesYesYes
2nd January02 January 2020-Yes--
St Patrick's Day17 March 2020---Yes
Good Friday10 April 2020YesYesYesYes
Easter Monday13 April 2020Yes-YesYes
Early May04 May 2020YesYesYesYes
Spring25 May 2020YesYesYesYes
Battle of the Boyne13 July 2020*---Yes
Summer03 August 2020-Yes--
Summer31 August 2020Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's Day30 November 2020-Yes--
Christmas Day25 December 2020YesYesYesYes
Boxing Day28 December 2020*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