Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2016

United Kingdom Upcoming Bank Holidays in United Kingdom

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 16 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Christmas Day (in lieu)
Christmas Day (in lieu)

27 December 2016 This National holiday is in 17 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 22 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

United Kingdom List of national and regional Bank holidays of United Kingdom in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Monday January 04 Jan 4 Day after New Years Day (in lieu) Scotland Only
Tuesday February 09 Feb 9 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Tuesday March 01 Mar 1 St Davids Day Wales Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday March 06 Mar 6 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Thursday March 17 Mar 17 St Patricks Day Northern Ireland Only
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Except Scotland
Saturday April 23 Apr 23 St Georges Day England Only. Not a National holiday
Monday May 02 May 2 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 30 May 30 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday July 12 Jul 12 Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Only
Monday August 01 Aug 1 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Monday August 29 Aug 29 August Bank Holiday Last Monday in August (except Scotland)
Saturday November 05 Nov 5 Guy Fawkes Night England Only. Not a National holiday
Sunday November 13 Nov 13 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Wednesday November 30 Nov 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27 Dec 27 Christmas 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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