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UK bank holidays 2026

UK Bank Holidays 2026

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Did you know there are eight days’ bank holiday in England and Wales each year, nine in Scotland and ten in Northern Ireland but both India and Columbia have the most with a whopping 18! So, as always, our advice here at the Public Holiday Guide is to make the most of them!

Below you’ll find a list of all the bank holidays in the UK for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2026. Click here to see more information on bank holidays throughout the UK and on the following links for bank holidays specific to each UK country: bank holidays in England and Wales 2026, bank holidays in Scotland 2026 and bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2026.

The next bank holiday in the UK is

St. Patrick's Day

(Northern Ireland only)

Wednesday, 17th March 2021

Bank Holidays in the UK 2026

DateDayHolidayCoverage
1 JanThuNew Year’s DayAll UK
2 JanFri2 JanuaryScotland
17 MarTueSt. Patrick’s DayN. Ireland
3 AprFriGood FridayAll UK
6 AprMonEaster MondayAll UK (ex. Scotland)
4 MayMonEarly May Bank HolidayAll UK
25 MayMonSpring Bank HolidayAll UK
13 Jul*MonBattle of the BoyneN. Ireland
3 AugMonSummer Bank HolidayScotland
31 AugMonLate Summer August Bank HolidayAll UK (ex. Scotland)
30 NovMonSt. Andrew’s DayScotland
25 DecFriChristmas DayAll UK
28 Dec*MonBoxing DayAll UK
UK bank holidays in 2026

The next bank holiday in England and Wales is

Good Friday

Friday, 2nd April 2021

Bank Holidays in England 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year’s Day
3 AprilFridayGood Friday
6 AprilMondayEaster Monday
4 MayMondayEarly May Bank Holiday, May Day
25 MayMondaySpring Bank Holiday
31 AugustMondayLate Summer August Bank Holiday
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 December*MondayBoxing Day
Bank holidays in England in 2026

The next bank holiday in Scotland is

Good Friday

Friday, 2nd April 2021

Bank Holidays in Scotland 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year’s Day
2 JanuaryFriday2nd January
3 AprilFridayGood Friday
4 MayMondayEarly May Bank Holiday, May Day
25 MayMondaySpring Bank Holiday
3 AugustMondaySummer Bank Holiday
30 NovemberMondaySt. Andrew’s Day
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 December*MondayBoxing Day
Bank holidays in Scotland in 2026

The next bank holiday in Northern Ireland is

St. Patrick's day

Wednesday, 17th March 2021

Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2026

DateDayHoliday
1 JanuaryThursdayNew Year’s Day
17 MarchTuesdaySt. Patrick’s day
3 AprilFridayGood Friday
6 AprilMondayEaster Monday
4 MayMondayEarly May Bank Holiday, May Day
25 MayMondaySpring Bank Holiday
13 July*MondayBattle of the Boyne
31 AugustMondayLate Summer August Bank Holiday
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 December*MondayBoxing Day
Bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2026

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.

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