English Bank Holidays

The date of the next English Bank Holiday is 27 December 2021 (Christmas Day).

English bank holidays are the major holidays in the United Kingdom with banks and the vast majority of business being closed on these days. England and Wales have the fewest declared bank holidays of any region of the UK.

The table below gives the bank holiday dates for 2021, 2022 & 2023

New Year's Day01 January 202103 January 2022*02 January 2023*
Good Friday02 April 202115 April 202207 April 2023
Easter Monday05 April 202118 April 202210 April 2023
Early May03 May 202102 May 202201 May 2023
Spring31 May 202130 May 202229 May 2023
Summer30 August 202129 August 202228 August 2023
Christmas Day27 December 2021*26 December 202225 December 2023
Boxing Day28 December 2021*27 December 2022*26 December 2023


  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

UK Government Site giving details of bank holidays and other public holidays.