UK Bank Holidays 2021

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 2021

The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2021 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

HolidayDateEnglandScotlandWalesN. Ireland
New Year's Day01 January 2021YesYesYesYes
2nd January04 January 2021-Yes--
St Patrick's Day17 March 2021---Yes
Good Friday02 April 2021YesYesYesYes
Easter Monday05 April 2021Yes-YesYes
Early May03 May 2021YesYesYesYes
Spring31 May 2021YesYesYesYes
Battle of the Boyne12 July 2021---Yes
Summer02 August 2021-Yes--
Summer30 August 2021Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's Day30 November 2021-Yes--
Christmas Day27 December 2021*YesYesYesYes
Boxing Day28 December 2021*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