The expected dates of bank and public holidays in Northern Ireland for this year, and the next two years, are listed below.
*When the usual date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the 'substitute day' is normally the following Monday. For example in 2013, St Patrick's Day is on Sunday 17 March, so the substitute bank holiday is Monday, 18 March
|Northern Ireland Bank Holidays||2013||2014||2015|
|New Year's Day||1 January||1 January||1 January|
|St Patrick's Day||18 March*||17 March||17 March|
|Good Friday||29 March||18 April||3 April|
|Easter Monday||1 April||21 April||6 April|
|Early May Bank Holiday||6 May||5 May||4 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday||27 May||26 May||25 May|
|Battle of the Boyne
|12 July||14 July*||13 July*|
|Summer Bank Holiday||26 August||25 August||31 August|
|Christmas Day||25 December||25 December||25 December|
|Boxing Day||26 December||26 December||28 December*|
There are laws that allow the dates of bank holidays to be changed, or other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special occasions.
There was 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 fell on Tuesday 5 June 2012.
There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. Public holidays may commemorate a special day or other event, for example, St Patrick's Day (17 March) or Christmas Day (25 December). On a public holiday, sometimes called a bank holiday, most businesses and schools close.
|Ireland Bank Holidays, Irish Easter Dates||2013||2014||2015|
|New Year’s Day||1st January||1st January||1st January|
|St Patrick’s Day||18th March||17th March||17th March|
|Good Friday||29th March||18th April||3rd April|
|Easter Monday||1st April||21st April||6th April|
|May Day Bank Holiday||6th May||5th May||4th May|
|June Bank Holiday||3rd June||2nd June||1st June|
|August Bank Holiday||5th August||4th August||3rd August|
|October Bank Holiday||28th October||27th October||26th October|
|Christmas Day Bank Holiday||25th December||25th December||25th December|
|St. Stephen's Day Bank Holiday||26th December||26th December||28th December*|
|Bank Holiday||27th December||29th December||29th December|
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.
The official public and bank holiday dates for the UK are listed on this webpage here -
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