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Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom

UK Public holiday observed in the United Kingdom

Spring Bank Holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May

When is the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK?

How long until Spring Bank Holiday ?
This holiday next takes place in 250 Days.
Dates of Spring Bank Holiday
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday May 27th
2018 Monday May 28th
2017 Monday May 29th
2016 Monday May 30th
2015 Monday May 25th
Duration
1 Day
Who observes this holiday?
Public Holidays in Gibraltar Gibraltar
Public Holidays in Guernsey Guernsey
Public Holidays in Isle of Man Isle of Man
Public Holidays in Jersey Jersey
Public Holidays in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Summary
The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967
Related holidays
UK Whit Monday
UK Early May Bank Holiday in UK
UK August Bank Holiday in UK

The Spring Bank Holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom and is celebrated on the last Monday in May.

It may also known as the Late May Bank Holiday.

Spring Bank Holiday became a holiday in 1967 when it replaced Whit Monday as a public holiday in the UK.

The change was welcome as the date of Whit Monday often fell in summer term for schools interrupting exam schedules.

Whit Monday was never celebrated in Scotland.

In 2012, the Spring Bank holiday was moved to early June to allow a 4 day weekend for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

It is also a public holiday in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.

Bank Holidays

On Bank Holidays, generally on a Monday, some shops and banks are closed. Shops that open may follow different trading hours than normal and transport may run on a reduced schedule. There will be no postal service.

Bank holidays were first introduced by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871, which designated four holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and five in Scotland.

These were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, the 26th December, and Whit Monday (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and New Year's Day, Good Friday, the first Monday in May, the first Monday in August, and Christmas Day (Scotland).

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More information on Bank Holidays.


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