Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom in 2021

Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom in 2021

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Spring Bank Holiday
  Dates of Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom
2022 United Kingdom Thu, Jun 2 Bank Holiday
2021 United Kingdom Mon, May 31 Bank Holiday
2020 United Kingdom Mon, May 25 Bank Holiday
2019 United Kingdom Mon, May 27 Bank Holiday
2018 United Kingdom Mon, May 28 Bank Holiday

The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967

  Spring Bank Holiday in other countries
Spring Bank Holiday internationally

When is the Spring Bank Holiday in the 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 be known as the Late May Bank Holiday as this holiday was never given an official name.

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 the summer term for schools interrupting exam schedules.

Whit Monday was never celebrated in Scotland.

Did you know?

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

This day 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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