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 DayFriday, January 1, 2021YesYesYesYes
2nd JanuaryMonday, January 4, 2021-Yes--
St Patrick's DayWednesday, March 17, 2021---Yes
Good FridayFriday, April 2, 2021YesYesYesYes
Easter MondayMonday, April 5, 2021Yes-YesYes
Early MayMonday, May 3, 2021YesYesYesYes
SpringMonday, May 31, 2021YesYesYesYes
Battle of the BoyneMonday, July 12, 2021---Yes
SummerMonday, August 2, 2021-Yes--
SummerMonday, August 30, 2021Yes-YesYes
St Andrew's DayTuesday, November 30, 2021-Yes--
Christmas DayMonday, December 27, 2021*YesYesYesYes
Boxing DayTuesday, December 28, 2021*YesYesYesYes

Notes:

  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