Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2016

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

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Monday Day after New Years Day (in lieu) Scotland Only
Monday Burns Night Scotland only. Not a public holiday
Tuesday Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Tuesday St Davids Day Wales Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Thursday St Patricks Day Northern Ireland Only
Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday Easter Monday Except Scotland
Saturday St Georges Day England Only. Not a public holiday
Monday Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Only
Monday August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Monday August Bank Holiday Last Monday in August (except Scotland)
Saturday Guy Fawkes Night England Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Wednesday St Andrews Day Scotland Only
Monday Boxing Day
Tuesday 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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