Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2015

United Kingdom Upcoming Bank Holidays in United Kingdom

St Andrews Day
St Andrews Day

30 November 2015 This Regional holiday is in 48 days. Patron saint of Scotland. Designated as an official bank holiday in Scotland in 2006

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2015 This National holiday is in 73 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Boxing Day (in lieu)
Boxing Day (in lieu)

28 December 2015 This National holiday is in 76 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

United Kingdom National and regional Bank holidays of United Kingdom in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Friday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Saturday February 14 Feb 14 St Valentines Day Not a public holiday
Tuesday February 17 Feb 17 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 01 Mar 1 St Davids Day Wales Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday March 15 Mar 15 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Tuesday March 17 Mar 17 St Patricks Day Northern Ireland Only
Friday April 03 Apr 3 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 06 Apr 6 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 23 Apr 23 St Georges Day England Only. Not a National holiday
Monday May 04 May 4 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 25 May 25 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 21 Jun 21 Fathers Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday July 13 Jul 13 Battle of the Boyne (observed) Northern Ireland Only
Monday August 03 Aug 3 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Monday August 31 Aug 31 August Bank Holiday Last Monday in August (except Scotland)
Thursday November 05 Nov 5 Guy Fawkes Night England Only. Not a National holiday
Monday November 30 Nov 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Friday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Saturday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day
Monday December 28 Dec 28 Boxing Day (in lieu)


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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