Bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2008-2011

The expected dates of bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2007-2010 inclusive are listed below.

There is no statutory right to time off for bank and public holidays. Any right to time off or extra pay for working on a bank holiday depends on the terms of an employee's contract of employment.

 

England and Wales2008200920102011
New Year's Day1 Jan1 Jan1 Jan3 Jan
Good Friday21 Mar10 Apr2 Apr22 Apr
Easter Monday24 Mar13 Apr5 Apr25 Apr
Early May Bank Holiday5 May4 May3 May2 May
Spring Bank Holiday26 May25 May31 May30 May
Summer Bank Holiday25 Aug31 Aug30 Aug29 Aug
Christmas Day25 Dec25 Dec27 Dec27 Dec
Boxing Day26 Dec▲28 Dec▲28 Dec26 Dec
Substitute Bank Holiday in lieu of 25 Dec
▲ Substitute Bank Holiday in lieu of 26 Dec
Northern Ireland
New Year's Day1 Jan1 Jan1 Jan3 Jan
St Patrick's Day17 Mar17 Mar17 Mar17 Mar
Good Friday21 Mar10 Apr2 Apr22 Apr
Easter Monday24 Mar13 Apr5 Apr25 Apr
Early May Bank Holiday5 May4 May3 May2 May
Spring Bank Holiday26 May25 May31 May30 May
Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day)14 July13 July12 July12 July
Summer Bank Holiday25 Aug31 Aug30 Aug29 Aug
Christmas Day25 Dec25 Dec27 Dec27 Dec
Boxing Day26 Dec▲28 Dec▲28 Dec26 Dec
Substitute Bank Holiday in lieu of 25 Dec
▲ Substitute Bank Holiday in lieu of 26 Dec
 

Dates in bold are bank holidays which have been introduced since the 1971 Banking and Financial Dealings Act, and are routinely proclaimed each year by the Queen; dates in italics are subject to Proclamation by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and are not included in the Royal Proclamation. All other dates have been designated bank holidays under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.