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Planning holidays for next year?

The following details were recently published on the gov.uk and regional websites. They set out bank holiday dates for Christmas 2019 and 2020.

 

Upcoming Christmas bank holidays in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2019
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2020
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
10 April Friday Good Friday
13 April Monday Easter Monday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)

 

Upcoming holidays in Scotland 2020

 

2020 Day Holiday
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
2 January Thursday 2nd January
10 April Friday Good Friday
8 May Friday Early May Bank Holiday (VE day)
25 May Monday Spring Bank Holiday
3 August Monday Summer Bank Holiday
30 November Monday St Andrew’s Day
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)

 

Upcoming holidays in Northern Ireland 2020

Holidays 2020
New Year’s Day 1 January
St Patrick’s Day 17 March
Good Friday 10 April
Easter Monday 13 April
Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day) 8 May
Spring Bank Holiday 25 May
Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen’s Day 12 July
Summer Bank Holiday 31 August
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December

 

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Readers are reminded that employers do not have to provide paid leave on bank holidays.

Source: DocSafe

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