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).
The table below gives a full list of Bank Holidays for 2021 including regional variations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
|New Year's Day||01 January 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2nd January||04 January 2021||-||Yes||-||-|
|St Patrick's Day||17 March 2021||-||-||-||Yes|
|Good Friday||02 April 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Easter Monday||05 April 2021||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|Early May||03 May 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spring||31 May 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battle of the Boyne||12 July 2021||-||-||-||Yes|
|Summer||02 August 2021||-||Yes||-||-|
|Summer||30 August 2021||Yes||-||Yes||Yes|
|St Andrew's Day||30 November 2021||-||Yes||-||-|
|Christmas Day||27 December 2021*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Boxing Day||28 December 2021*||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