**UPDATE** our 2019 and 2020 HRLocker bank holiday calendar for the U.K. and Ireland can be found here:
Here’s a side-by-side list of 2018 and 2019 Public / 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 the 4 states that make up the UK, plus the ROI 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.)
UK: There are 8 annual Bank Holidays in England and Wales (Covered by the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.)
Scotland and Northern Ireland share most of the UK Bank Holidays, but both also have their own unique national public holidays.
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Scotland has 9 each year and Northern Ireland 10.
Ireland’s national holidays are covered by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. and there are 9 bank holidays each year.
- Refer back to bank holiday dates for the UK and Ireland for 2017.
- IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO CALCULATE ANNUAL LEAVE ENTITLEMENT FOR 2018 OR 2019 YOU CAN USE THIS HOLIDAY CALCULATOR
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