Public and Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland. (NI)
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 was on Sunday 17th March, so the substitute bank holiday was Monday, 18th March.
Northern Ireland Easter Dates 2014, 2015 and 2016.
|Northern Ireland Bank Holidays||2014||2015||2016|
|New Year's Day||1 January||1 Jan||1 Jan|
|St Patrick's Day||17 March||17 March||17 March|
|Good Friday||18 April||3 April||25 March|
|Easter Monday||21 April||6 April||28 March|
|Early May Bank Holiday||5 May||4 May||2 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday||26 May||25 May||30 May|
|Battle of the Boyne
|14 July*||13 July*||12 July|
|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*|
Special bank holidays
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.
Republic of Ireland Bank Holidays. Easter 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dates.
There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. ROI 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||2014||2015||2016|
|New Year’s Day||1st January||1 January||1 Jan|
|St Patrick’s Day||17 March||17 March||17 March|
|(Good Friday)||18th April||3 April||25 March|
|(Easter Sunday)||5 April||27 March|
|Easter Monday||21st April||6 April||28 March|
|May Day Bank Holiday||5th May||4 May||2May|
|June Bank Holiday||2nd June||1 June||6 June|
|August Bank Holiday||4th August||3 Aug||1 Aug|
|October Bank Holiday||27th October||26 Oct||31 Oct|
|Christmas Day Bank Holiday||25th December||25 Dec||25 Dec|
|St. Stephen's Day Bank Holiday||26th December||28 Dec*||26 Dec|
Substitute days are marked with *
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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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