Bank Holiday dates

British summer time and Bank Holidays are a popular time for us to take short breaks and annual holidays – so to help you plan your time away; we have put together a list for the next couple of years.

Below is a list of all Bank Holidays in 2016 and 2017.

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Bank holiday dates

England and Wales

2016 2017
New Year's Day Friday 1st January Sunday 2nd January (substitute day)
Good Friday Friday 25th March Friday 14th April
Easter Monday Monday 28th March Monday 17th April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Monday 1st May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 30th May Monday 29th May
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 29th August Mondy 28th August 
Christmas Day Tuesday 27th December       (substitute day) Monday 25th December
Boxing Day Monday 26th December Tuesday 26th December

Northern Ireland

2016 2017
New Year's Day Friday 1st January Sunday 1st January
St Patrick's Day Thursday 17th March Friday 17th March
Good Friday Friday 25th March Friday 14th Arpril
Easter Monday Monday 28th March Monday 17th April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Monday 1st May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 30th May Monday 29th May
Battle of the Boyne Monday 12th July Wednesday 12th July
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 39th August Monday 28th August
Christmas Day

Tuesday 27th December
(substitute day)

Monday 25th December
Boxing Day Monday 26th December Tuesday 26th December

Scotland

2016 2017
New Year's Day Friday 1st January Sunday 1st January
2nd January Monday  4th January               (substitute day) Monday 2nd January
Good Friday Friday 25th March Friday 14th April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Monday 1st May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 30th May Monday 5th May
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 1st August Monday 7th August 
St Andrew's Day Wednesday 30th November Thursday 30th November

Christmas Day

Monday 27th December(substitute day)

Monday 25th December
Boxing Day Monday 26th December Tuesday 26th December