Bank Holiday in United Kingdom in 2021

Bank Holiday in United Kingdom in 2021
A selection of Northern Irish banknotes.

  How long until Bank Holiday?
Bank Holiday
  Dates of Bank Holiday in United Kingdom
2023 Northern Ireland Wed, Dec 27 Not A Public Holiday
2022 Northern Ireland Wed, Dec 28 Not A Public Holiday
2021 Northern Ireland Wed, Dec 29 Not A Public Holiday
2020 Northern Ireland Tue, Dec 29 Not A Public Holiday
2019 Northern Ireland Fri, Dec 27 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary

In Northern Ireland, Banks are closed today for the extended Christmas period

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About Banks in Northern Ireland

Historically the banks that operate in Northern Ireland are distinct from those in England.

They are able to issue their own bank notes, which although legal tender in the rest of the United Kingdom, still cause a raised eyebrow when trying to spend them outside of Northern Ireland.

This banking sector also keeps slightly different working schedules than the rest of the UK, and here the north is more in line with the south of Ireland. This is not surprising as the determination of 'bank' holidays predates the independence of the Republic of Ireland.

Note that most other businesses will be open today. In fact, stores may be busier than usual as the traditional New Year sales will be underway.

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