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 2016A list of bank holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2016
|1 January||Friday||New Year's Day||All UK|
|4 January*||Monday||2 January||Scotland|
|17 March||Thursday||St. Patrick's Day||N. Ireland|
|25 March||Friday||Good Friday||All UK|
|28 March||Monday||Easter Monday||All UK (ex. Scotland)|
|2 May||Monday||Early May Bank Holiday, May Day||All UK|
|30 May||Monday||Spring Bank Holiday||All UK|
|12 July||Tuesday||The Twelfth, Battle of the Boyne, Orangemen's Day||N. Ireland|
|1 August||Monday||Summer Bank Holiday||Scotland|
|29 August||Monday||Late Summer Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday||All UK (ex. Scotland)|
|30 November||Wednesday||St. Andrew's Day||Scotland|
|26 December||Monday||Boxing Day||All UK|
|27 December*||Tuesday||Christmas Day||All UK|