Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland in 2018

United Kingdom National and Regional Bank holidays of Northern Ireland in 2018

Monday January 01 New Year's Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Tuesday February 13 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 11 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Monday March 19 St Patrick's Day (substitute day) Northern Ireland Only
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Except Scotland
Monday May 07 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 28 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Thursday July 12 Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Only
Monday August 27 August Bank Holiday Last Monday in August (except Scotland)
Sunday November 11 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day
Thursday December 27 Bank Holiday Northern Ireland. Not a public holiday. Banks closed


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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