Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2013

United Kingdom List of national and regional Bank holidays of United Kingdom in 2013

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
Tuesday February 12 Feb 12 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Friday March 01 Mar 1 St Davids Day Wales Only. Not a public holiday.
Sunday March 10 Mar 10 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Monday March 18 Mar 18 St Patricks Day (observed) Northern Ireland Only.
Friday March 29 Mar 29 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 01 Apr 1 Easter Monday Except Scotland
Tuesday April 23 Apr 23 St Georges Day England Only. Not a National holiday.
Monday May 06 May 6 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 27 May 27 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 16 Jun 16 Father's Day Third Sunday of June. Not a National Holiday
Friday July 12 Jul 12 Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Only
Monday August 05 Aug 5 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August.
Monday August 26 Aug 26 August Bank Holiday Last Monday in August (except Scotland)
Tuesday November 05 Nov 5 Guy Fawkes Night England Only. Not a National holiday.
Monday December 02 Dec 2 St Andrews Day (observed) Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead.
Wednesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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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