List of bank holidays[change | change source]
The below is a list of such holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland. An "X" underneath a country's name means that country uses that date as a bank holidy
|Date||Name||England and Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||Republic of Ireland|
|1 January||New Year's Day||X||X||X||X|
|2 January||2 January||X|
|17 March||St. Patrick's Day||X||X|
|The Friday before Easter Sunday||Good Friday||X||X||X|
|The day after Easter Sunday||Easter Monday||X||X||X|
|First Monday in May¹||Early May Bank Holiday (UK), Labour Day (Ireland)||X||X||X||X|
|Last Monday in May²||Spring Bank Holiday||X||X||X|
|First Monday In June||June Bank Holiday||X|
|12 July||Battle of the Boyne - Orangemen's Day||X|
|First Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday||X||X|
|Last Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday||X||X|
|Last Monday in October||October Bank Holiday||X|
|30 November||St. Andrew's Day||X|
|25 December||Christmas Day||X||X||X||X|
|26 December||Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day||X||X||X||X|
- For one year only, 1995, this holiday was moved to the second Monday in May – i.e., from 1 May to 8 May – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
- For one year only, 2002, this holiday was moved to 4 June. This caused it to follow an extra bank holiday on 3 June, making a four-day weekend to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
In other countries[change | change source]
India has 15 bank holidays
Hong Kong calls public holidays "bank holidays", even though they are not officially called that.