Planning holidays for next year?

The following details were recently published on the gov.uk and regional websites. They set out bank holiday dates for Christmas 2019 and 2020.

 

Upcoming Christmas bank holidays in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2019

25 December

Wednesday

Christmas Day

26 December

Thursday

Boxing Day

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2020

1 January

Wednesday

New Year’s Day

10 April

Friday

Good Friday

13 April

Monday

Easter Monday

8 May

Friday

Early May bank holiday (VE day)

25 May

Monday

Spring bank holiday

31 August

Monday

Summer bank holiday

25 December

Friday

Christmas Day

28 December

Monday

Boxing Day (substitute day)

 

Upcoming holidays in Scotland 2020

 

2020

Day

Holiday

1 January

Wednesday

New Year's Day

2 January

Thursday

2nd January

10 April

Friday

Good Friday

8 May

Friday

Early May Bank Holiday (VE day)

25 May

Monday

Spring Bank Holiday

3 August

Monday

Summer Bank Holiday

30 November

Monday

St Andrew's Day

25 December

Friday

Christmas Day

28 December

Monday

Boxing Day (substitute day)

 

Upcoming holidays in Northern Ireland 2020

Holidays

2020

New Year's Day

1 January

St Patrick's Day

17 March

Good Friday

10 April

Easter Monday

13 April

Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day)

8 May

Spring Bank Holiday

25 May

Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day

12 July

Summer Bank Holiday

31 August

Christmas Day

25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

 

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Readers are reminded that employers do not have to provide paid leave on bank holidays.

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