National holidays in UK

In this short articles we are going to collect all the National holidays in UK Latest  .This article will have  the separate holidays list of englend, wales, Ireland and Scotland . We have  created a table of all the data which have the column DATE, NAME OF THE HOLIDAY and NOTE .

National holidays in uk

Some of the important Regional variations in National holidays in UK latest

  • In Scotland the holiday on 1 January (or 2 January if 1 January is Sunday) is statutory. If New Year’s Day is Saturday a substitute holiday is given on 4 January by Royal Proclamation. 2 January is given by Royal Proclamation, with a substitute holiday on 4 January if it is Saturday and 3 January if it is Sunday or Monday. Outside Scotland, 1 January is given by Royal Proclamation, or 3 January if it is Saturday and 2 January if it is Sunday
  • In Scotland, while New Year’s Day and Christmas Day are national holidays, other bank holidays are not necessarily public holidays, since the Scots instead observe traditional local custom and practice for their public holidays.
  • In Northern Ireland, once again, bank holidays other than New Year’s Day and Christmas Day are not necessarily public holidays.
  • Good Friday and Christmas Day are common law holidays, except in Scotland, where they are bank holidays.
  • In Scotland, 25 December is a statutory holiday (or 26 December if Christmas Day falls on a Sunday). 26 December is given by Royal Proclamation if it is neither, Saturday, Sunday nor Monday. 27 and 28 December are given by Royal Proclamation if Christmas Day is Saturday. 28 December only is given if Boxing Day is Saturday.
  • Outside Scotland, if Christmas Day is a Sunday there is an additional statutory holiday on 27 December. By Royal Proclamation, if Christmas Day is a Saturday there is a substitute holiday on 28 December. If Boxing Day is a Sunday there is again a statutory holiday on 27 December, and if Boxing Day is a Saturday there is a substitute holiday by Royal Proclamation on 28 December. Effectively what happens is that if a holiday falls at the weekend a substitute day is given in lieu.

 

National holidays in UK – Latest

(England, Northern Ireland and Wales)

DateNameNotes
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayFrom 1974, by Royal Proclamation. Currently not proclaimed if 1 January falls on Saturday or Sunday.
2 Januarynot namedBy Royal Proclamation, only in a year in which 1 January is Sunday.
3 January nameBy Royal Proclamation, only in a year in which 1 January is Saturday.
17 MarchSt. Patrick’s DayNorthern Ireland only (this was not an officially recognized public holiday in Northern Ireland until the peace process was signed and from thereon was recognized)
variableGood FridayTraditional common law holiday
Easter MondayStatutory bank holiday, defined by name
First Monday in MayMay Day Bank Holidayfrom 1978, by Royal Proclamation annually
Last Monday in MaySpring Bank HolidayStatutory bank holiday from 1971 following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Replaced Whit Monday, which was formerly a public holiday whose date varied according to the date of Easter.[12][13][14] The legislation does not specify a name for the holiday, merely when it occurs.
12 JulyBattle of the Boyne (Orangeman’s Day)Northern Ireland only
Last Monday in AugustLate Summer Bank HolidayStatutory bank holiday from 1971,[12] following a trial period from 1965 to 1970. Presumably reflecting the definition used, in 1968 and 1969 it actually fell in September but this has not happened since. Replaced the first Monday in August (formerly commonly known as “August Bank Holiday”. The legislation does not specify a name for the holiday, merely when it occurs.
25 DecemberChristmas DayTraditional common law holiday
26 December (see Notes)Boxing DayStatutory bank holiday. Legislation does not name the holiday, but states that it falls on “26th December, if it be not a Sunday.”
27 Decembernot namedStatutory bank holiday only in a year in which 25 December is either on a Saturday or Sunday. This has the effect of adding an extra holiday when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday.
28 Decembernot namedBy Royal Proclamation (example for 2015). This is an extra holiday added when either Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a Saturday.
Total8 (England & Wales)Notes

 

SCOTLAND – (National holidays in UK)

Since Easter 1996 the Scottish clearing banks have harmonized the days on which they are closed with those in England and Wales and are therefore closed on Easter Monday and the last Monday in August (rather than the first). This has resulted in a number of local authorities creating a public holiday on Easter Monday. Previously Easter Monday had not been a public holiday in Scotland.

DateNameMajor towns/cities (not an exhaustive list)
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Dayall
2 January
1st Monday in FebruaryWinter HolidayInverness
1st Monday in MarchInverness
Last Monday in MarchLochaber
Easter holiday (variable)Good FridayAyr, Dumfries and Galloway, East Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Inverclyde,Kilmarnock, Paisley, Stirling, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire
Easter MondayAyr, Edinburgh, Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Kilmarnock,North Lanarkshire, Paisley, Stirling, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire
1st Monday in AprilSpring HolidayCarnoustie and Monifieth area, Dundee, Fife, Scottish Borders, Inverness, Perth,
2nd Monday in AprilAngus, expect Carnoustie and Monifieth area, Elgin
3rd Monday in April, or preceding week if would otherwise coincide with Easter MondayEdinburgh
Monday in April; date varies from year to yearAberdeen
Last Monday in AprilInverclyde
1st Monday in MayLabour Day or Early May Bank Holidayall
Tuesday after 1st Monday in MayVictoria Day (*)/Spring HolidayClydebank, Stirling
Last Monday strictly before 24 MayEdinburgh*
4th Monday in MayPerth*
Last Monday in MayAyr, Dundee*, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Paisley*, South Lanarkshire
1st Monday in JuneGalashiels, Inverclyde, Fife
Tuesday after 2nd Thursday in JuneLinlithgow MarchesLinlithgow
Second Thursday in JuneLanimer DayLanark area only
Last Monday in JuneFair HolidayElgin
Saturday preceding 1st Monday in JulyEdinburgh
1st Monday in JulyFalkirk, Inverness
1st Friday in JulyBraw Lads GatheringGalashiels
2nd Monday in JulyFair HolidayAberdeen
3rd Monday in JulyArbroath, Fife, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire except Lanark
4th Friday in JulyScottish Borders
Last Monday in JulyDundee
1st Monday in AugustPaisley
1st Monday in SeptemberLate Summer HolidayElgin, Inverclyde
2nd Monday in SeptemberBattle of Stirling BridgeFalkirk, Perth, Stirling
3rd Friday in SeptemberAyr Gold CupAyr, Kilmarnock
Monday after 3rd Friday in SeptemberAyr, Kilmarnock
3rd Monday in SeptemberAutumn HolidayEdinburgh
Last Monday in SeptemberAberdeen, Angus except Carnoustie and Monifieth area, East Dunbartonshire,Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Paisley, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire
1st Monday in OctoberCarnoustie and Monifieth area, Dundee, Inverness, Perth
2nd Monday in OctoberScottish Borders
3rd Monday in OctoberElgin, Fife
1st Monday in NovemberSamhain holidayInverness
30 NovemberSt. Andrew’s Day To be taken in lieuan official holiday in Angus, Fife, Scottish Borders
25 Decemberof one of the other statutory holidays at discretion of individual companies/authorities.all
26 DecemberChristmas Dayall

 

Official National holidays in UK  are:

DateName
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
2 JanuaryNew Year Holiday
variableGood Friday
1st Monday in MayMay Day
Last Monday in MaySpring Holiday
1st Monday in AugustSummer Holiday
30 NovemberSt. Andrew’s Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day

 

National holidays in UK

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