UK bank holidays 2016 at the Ultimate Public Holiday Guide

UK Bank Holidays 2016

Don’t you just love bank holidays! Click here to find out when the 2016 UK bank holidays are. Get out, brush off the cobwebs, perhaps do something a little different. But most of all, have fun!

Here you’ll find a comprehensive guide to upcoming public holidays in the UK. We also have specific pages for each part of the UK along with a history of how bank holidays have developed over the years, local traditions and customs so do visit the following pages for public holidays in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for an individual run down.

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.

Public Holidays in the UK 2016

A list of bank holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2016
1 JanuaryFridayNew Year's DayAll UK
4 January*Monday2 JanuaryScotland
17 MarchThursdaySt. Patrick's DayN. Ireland
25 MarchFridayGood FridayAll UK
28 MarchMondayEaster MondayAll UK (ex. Scotland)
2 MayMondayEarly May Bank Holiday, May DayAll UK
30 MayMondaySpring Bank HolidayAll UK
12 JulyTuesdayThe Twelfth, Battle of the Boyne, Orangemen's DayN. Ireland
1 AugustMondaySummer Bank HolidayScotland
29 AugustMondayLate Summer Bank Holiday, August Bank HolidayAll UK (ex. Scotland)
30 NovemberWednesdaySt. Andrew's DayScotland
26 DecemberMondayBoxing DayAll UK
27 December*TuesdayChristmas DayAll UK

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