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Bank Holidays in United Kingdom in 2018

United Kingdom When is the next Bank Holiday in United Kingdom?

Early May Bank Holiday
Early May Bank Holiday

7 May 2018 This National holiday is in 17 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Spring Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday

28 May 2018 This National holiday is in 38 days. The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967

Battle of the Boyne
Battle of the Boyne

12 July 2018 This Regional holiday is in 83 days. Holiday in Northern Ireland. Events on the day commemorate the Battle of the Boyne, fou...

United Kingdom List of national and regional Bank holidays of United Kingdom in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday New Year's Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Tuesday Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Thursday Burns Night Scotland only. Not a public holiday
Tuesday Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Thursday St Davids Day Wales Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Monday St Patrick's Day (substitute day) Northern Ireland Only
Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday Easter Monday Except Scotland
Monday 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
Thursday 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)
Monday Guy Fawkes Night England Only. Not a public holiday
Sunday Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Friday St Andrews Day Scotland Only
Tuesday Christmas Day
Wednesday Boxing Day

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • 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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