Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2008

United Kingdom List of national and regional Bank holidays of United Kingdom in 2008

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Wednesday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Sunday March 02 Mar 2 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Monday March 17 Mar 17 St Patricks Day Northern Ireland Only.
Friday March 21 Mar 21 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 24 Mar 24 Easter Monday Except Scotland
Wednesday April 23 Apr 23 St Georges Day England Only. Not a National holiday.
Monday May 05 May 5 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 26 May 26 May Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Monday July 14 Jul 14 Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Only
Monday August 04 Aug 4 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only
Monday August 25 Aug 25 August Bank Holiday except Scotland
Monday December 01 Dec 1 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead.
Thursday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Friday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Within the United Kingdom, there is no legal definition of what constitutes a public holiday in and it is debatable whether public holidays technically exist in Scotland. The term public holiday is often confused with bank holidays.
  • In England and Wales a bank holiday tends automatically to be a public holiday and the day is generally observed as a holiday. In Scotland this may not always the case.

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