Scheduled dates of bank holidays, Easter and public holidays in England, Wales and Scotland for the next three years.

There are currently eight permanent bank holidays in England and Wales:

There are different bank and public holidays in different parts of the UK. There are currently six permanent bank holidays in England and Wales.

Christmas Day and Good Friday are public holidays. St Georges Day is not yet a public holiday but is celebrated all over England. Easter school holiday dates for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

UK Bank holidays, Easter Dates England and Wales 2014, 2015 and 2016.

England and Wales 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day 1 January 1 Jan 1 Jan
Good Friday 18 April 3 Apr 25 March
(Easter Sunday) 20 April 5 Apr 27 March
Easter Monday 21 April 6 Apr 28 March
Early May Bank Holiday 5 May 4 May 2 May
Spring Bank Holiday 26 May 25 May 30 May
Summer Bank Holiday 25 August 31 Aug 29 Aug
Christmas Day 25 December 25 Dec 26 Dec*
Boxing Day 26 December 28 Dec* 27 Dec*

Substitute days are marked with *

Special bank holidays.

There are laws in place that allow the dates of UK bank holidays to be changed, or other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special state occasions.

There was a a special bank holiday in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 late May bank holiday was moved to Monday 4 June 2012 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday was held on Tuesday 5 June 2012.

Substitute days: When the usual date of a bank or public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a 'substitute day' is given, normally the following Monday. For example in 2009, Boxing Day was on Saturday, 26 December, so there was a substitute bank holiday on Monday, 28 December.

Scottish Bank Holidays 2014, 2015 and 2016. UK Easter Dates.

There are seven permanent bank holidays across the whole of Scotland. Christmas Day and Good Friday are public holidays. There are also other public or local holidays which can be determined by local authorities, based on local tradition. Since 2007, St Andrews Day has also been a permanent bank holiday.

Scotland 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day 1 January 1 Jan 1 Jan
2nd January 2 January 2 Jan 4 Jan
Good Friday 18 April 3 Apr 25 March
(Easter Sunday) 20 April 5 Apr 27 March
Early May Bank Holiday 5 May 4 May 2 May
Spring Bank Holiday 26 May 25 May 30 May
Summer Bank Holiday 4 August 3 Aug 1 Aug
St Andrew's Day 1 December* 30 Nov 30 Nov
Christmas Day 25 December 25 Dec 26 Dec*
Boxing Day 26 December 28 Dec* 27 Dec*

Substitute days are marked with *


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these half term school holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.

Businesses and schools are not necessarily closed on Scottish bank holidays and Scottish banks currently follow the English and Welsh bank holidays for business reasons.

The official public holidays for Ireland and NI are listed here;
Ireland Bank Holidays - ROI and NI

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