Northern Ireland has ten bank holidays every year. This is in contrast to the eight in England and Wales and nine in Scotland. The additional two to England and Wales are St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March, and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, 12th July. Scotland celebrates St. Andrews Day, 30th November.
Last year however, in 2022, there was an additional bank holiday on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Spring bank holiday was also pushed back to Thursday 2nd June so we could all have a long weekend.
Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2023
|2 Jan*||Monday||New Year’s Day|
|17 Mar||Friday||St. Patrick’s day|
|7 Apr||Friday||Good Friday|
|10 Apr||Monday||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Monday||Early May Bank Holiday, May Day|
|29 May||Monday||Spring Bank Holiday|
|12 Jul||Wednesday||Battle of the Boyne|
|28 Aug||Monday||Late Summer August Bank Holiday|
|25 Dec||Monday||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tuesday||Boxing Day|
Note: A date marked with an asterisk (or a *) is in lieu of, or a substitute for, the actual bank holiday should it fall on a weekend.