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UK, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays 2017 and 2018

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Here is a list of 2017 and 2018 Bank Holidays for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Republic of Ireland (ROI), including specific public holidays unique to Northern Ireland & Scotland.

This list covers several countries from the two separate states of Ireland and the U.K. as many organisations share offices and other facilities in multiple locations across both jurisdictions.

(HRLocker allows easy staff holiday planning and smooth processing of time-off requests and approvals. HRLocker also allows you to select appropriate public holidays in several counties worldwide when setting up new offices or departments.)

United Kingdom: There are 8 annual Bank Holidays in England and Wales (Covered by the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.) Scotland and Northern Ireland share some of the rest of the UK Bank Holidays, but both also have their own unique national public holidays. Scotland has 9 each year and Northern Ireland 10.

Here’s a side-by-side list of both the UK and ROI so, if you have offices in both jurisdictions for example, you can compare public / bank holiday dates. Also listed below are separate ROI and UK-only dates.

Bank holiday dates for 2018 and 2017 in the UK Northern Ireland and Republic ROI

 

Here are the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2017 and 2018 Bank Holiday dates.

Infographic listing UK and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays Infographic 2018 2017

Republic of Ireland: There are 9 annual Bank Holidays in Ireland. These are covered by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. Here’s a list of those dates:

An infographic listing the Republic of Ireland 2017 and 2018 bank Holiday dates

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2017                
    UK       Republic of Ireland  
ENG & WAL SCO NI        
Date Holiday Name         Date Holiday Name  
Jan 2nd New Year’s Day (Substitute day) Jan 2nd New Year’s Day (Substitute day)
Jan 3rd 2nd January
March 17th St. Patrick’s Day March 17th St. Patrick’s Day
April 14th Good Friday
April 17th Easter Monday April 17th Easter Monday
May 1st Early May Bank Holiday May 1st May Bank Holiday
May 29th Spring Bank Holiday
June 5th June Bank Holiday
July 12th Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen’s Day
August 7th Summer Bank Holiday August 7th Summer Bank Holiday
August 28th Summer Bank Holiday
October 30th October Bank Holiday
November 30th St. Andrews Day
December 25th Christmas Day December 25th Christmas Day
December 26th Boxing Day December 26th St. Stephen’s Day
Total 8 9 10     Total 9
2018                
    UK       Republic of Ireland  
ENG & WAL SCO NI
Date Holiday Name         Date Holiday Name  
Jan 1st New Year’s Day Jan 1st New Year’s Day
Jan 2nd 2nd January
March 19th St. Patrick’s Day (Substitute day) March 19th St. Patrick’s Day (Substitute day)
March 30th Good Friday
April 2nd Easter Monday April 2nd Easter Monday
May 7th Early May Bank Holiday May 7th May Bank holiday
May 28th Spring Bank Holiday
June 4th June Bank holiday
July 12th Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen’s Day
August 6th Summer Bank Holiday August 6th Summer Bank Holiday
August 27th Summer Bank Holiday
October 29th October Bank Holiday
November 30th St. Andrew’s Day
December 25th Christmas Day December 25th Christmas Day
December 26th Boxing Day December 26th St. Stephen’s Day
Total 8 9 10     Total 9

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K) consists of the countries of England, Wales and Scotland – which make up the mainland area known as Great Britain – and Northern Ireland, an area of Ulster (on the island of Ireland) that is administered by the U.K. government.

The Republic of Ireland is a totally seperate, independent state. Find all that confusing? Then watch this amusing clip produced by Irish comedians! (HRLocker are an Irish company, so like to enjoy some craic about their neighbours’ idiosyncrasies!)

Notes

The UK observe Good Friday, but in Ireland, although this is a religious day with schools often closed for the day, it is not an official Public Holiday.

Scotland have an extra Bank Holiday to the rest of UK for January the 2nd. Scotland also do not have a Bank Holiday on Easter Mondays and have a separate August Bank Holiday to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In November they have the unique St. Andrew’s day break.

Northern Ireland mark both St. Patrick’s Day (as do the rest of the island of Ireland). NI also have a unique public holiday on the 12th of July.

Ireland have New Year, Easter Monday, the early May Bank Holiday and Christmas dates in common with the U.K. Compared to the UK, Ireland has the addition of St. Patrick’s Day and an October break around Halloween. Their late spring and summer Bank Holiday dates are different to most of the UK.

In the charts ‘substitute day’ refers to days that are granted if the actual event of, say, a Saint’s Day, falls over a regular weekend then the holiday is granted on a weekday instead.

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UK, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays 2017 and 2018 was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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