2021 United Kingdom Bank Holidays Calendar


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The Bank holidays include those for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All bank holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing.

2021 UK Bank Holidays    2022 UK Bank Holidays

Please make sure you check any dates with your own countries Bank holidays before booking any holidays or arrangements.

United Kingdom Bank Holidays

Bank Holidays and Special Occasions – Their Meanings and Origins

New Years Day
(England , Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales )
New Years Day is celebrated all over the United Kingdom on 1 January each year.

Second of January
(Scotland)
Scotland also has a public holiday on the 2nd January each year.

St. Valentine’s Day
While St. Valentines Day is not a public holiday in the UK, it is celebrated throughout the country on February 14 each year by friends, lovers and secret admirers.

St David’s Day
(Wales)

St Davids Day celebrated on the 1st day of March each year and is the feast day of Saint David who was the patron saint of Wales. The 1st day of March was chosen to remember the death of Saint David because it holds that he died on that day in 589. In the 18th century, the date was declared a National Day of celebration within Wales. There is a great festival with children dressing in welsh costume for school and concerts being given all over Wales.

St Patricks Day
(Northern Ireland)
St Patricks Day is celebrated in Ireland each year on March 17.

Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday in the UK is the equivalent of Mother’s Day in many other countries.

Easter
People celebrate the Easter holiday period according to their beliefs and their religious denominations.

May Day Holiday
(England , Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales)
May Day is a public holiday in England, Ireland Scotland and Wales and is observed on the 1st Monday in May each year.

Spring Bank Holiday
(England , Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
Spring Bank Holiday is a public holiday in England, Ireland Scotland and Wales and is observed on the last Monday in May each year.

Father’s Day
Father’s Day in the UK is celebrated in a similar way to how it is celebrated in the US.

Orangeman’s Day
(Ireland)
Orangeman’s Day is observed in Ireland on July 12 each year and is also known as the “Battle of Boyne”. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland (I) to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne

Summer Bank Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday is a public holiday in England, Ireland and Wales and is observed on the last Monday in August  each year.*
The Summer Bank Holiday is observed in Scotland on the first Monday in August each year. (*Scotland)

Halloween
Halloween originated as a celebration connected with evil spirits. On October 31st, children dressed in costumes knock on their neighbours’ doors and yell, “Trick or Treat” when the door opens.

St Andrews Day
(Scotland)
St Andrew’s Day is observed in Scotland as a public holiday on November 30 each year.

Christmas Day 
Christmas Day is celebrated in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on December 25 each year.

New Years Eve
While New Years Eve is not a federal holiday in the UK it is a day to celebrate the end of one year and at the stroke of midnight, the beginning of a new year. To celebrate New Years Eve many British conduct parties and invite friends and family to them.

United Kingdom Bank Holidays

When is the next Public Holiday or Special Occasion in the UK 2021?

The holidays include those for England, Northern Ireland  Scotland and Wales. All bank holiday dates are accurate at the time of publishing. Please make sure you check any dates with your own countries Bank holidays before booking any holidays or arrangements.

2021 UK Bank Holidays and Special Occasions

Holiday/Occasion/Countries

Date Day Bank Holiday/Occasion Country
January
1 Jan  2021 Friday New Year’s Day National
4 Jan 2021 Monday 2nd January Scotland
February
14 Feb 2021 Sunday Valentine’s Day Special Occasion
March
14 March 2020 Sunday Mothering Sunday Special Occasion
17 Mar 2021 Wednesday St Patrick’s Day Northern Ireland
April
2 Apr 2021 Friday Good Friday National
5 Apr 2021 Monday Easter Monday National except Scotland*
23 Apr 2021 Friday Saint George’s Day Special Occasion England
May
3 May 2021 Monday Early May Bank Holiday National
31 May 2021 Monday Spring Bank Holiday National
June
20 June 2021 Sunday Father’s Day Special Occasion
July
12 Jul 2021 Monday Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland
August
2 Aug 2021 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
30 Aug 2021 Monday Summer Bank Holiday National except Scotland
October
31 Oct 2021 Sunday Halloween Special Occasion
November
30 Nov 2021 Tuesday St Andrew’s Day Scotland
December
25 Dec 2021 Saturday Christmas Day  National
26 Dec 2021 Tuesday Boxing Day National
27 Dec 2021 Monday Christmas Day Holiday National
28 Dec 2021 Tuesday Boxing Day Holiday National

*Visit gov.uk for more information

All bank holidays are accurate at the time of publishing but are subject to change depending on what country you live in. Please make sure you check any dates with your own countries bank holidays before booking any holidays. * 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.

United Kingdom Bank Holidays

When is the next Public Holiday or Special Occasion in the UK 2021?

2022 UK Bank Holidays and Special Occasions

Holiday/Occasion/Countries

Date Day Bank Holiday/Occasion Country
January
3 Jan  2022 Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day) National
4 Jan 2022 Tuesday 2nd January (substitute day) Scotland
February
14 Feb 2022 Monday Valentine’s Day Special Occasion
March
17 Mar 2022 Thursday St Patrick’s Day Northern Ireland
27 March 2022 Sunday Mothering Sunday Special Occasion
April
15 Apr 2022 Friday Good Friday National
18 Apr 2022 Monday Easter Monday National except Scotland
23 Apr 2022 Saturday Saint George’s Day Special Occasion England
May
2 May 2022 Monday Early May Bank Holiday National
June
2 June 2022 Thursday Spring Bank Holiday National
3 June 2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday National
19 June 2022 Sunday Father’s Day Special Occasion
July
12 Jul 2022 Tuesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemans Day) Northern Ireland
August
1 Aug 2022 Monday Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
29 Aug 2022 Monday Summer Bank Holiday National except Scotland
October
31 Oct 2022 Monday Halloween Special Occasion
November
30 Nov 2022 Wednesday St Andrew’s Day Scotland
December
25 Dec 2022 Sunday Christmas Day  National
26 Dec 2022 Monday Boxing Day National
27 Dec 2022 Monday Christmas Day ( Substitute day) National

*Visit gov.uk for more information


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