United Kingdom Bank Holidays


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United Kingdom consists four countries England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. United Kingdom is governed under a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary system. The capital city of United Kingdom is London.

Bank holidays in United Kingdom may declared in two ways. By statutory holidays, these holidays are specifically listed in Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 and by Royal proclamation, Royal proclamation is used for annual bank holidays and also to move a bank holiday in a given year. Bank holidays can be move to other day if a holiday would fall on Weekend.

 
United Kingdom

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

The above countries (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) may have the following public and bank holidays in common these holidays are known as national holidays of United Kingdom.
  • New Year's Day:-New Year day is a common day off in the United Kindom. New year Day is celebrated on the 1st of January of every year but if 1st January falls on weekend the holiday is move on the next day.However New Year Day is not an bank holiday but many banks are take an off day on this day

  • Good Friday: -Good Friday is religious holiday in United Kingdom and many other countries. Good Friday is celebrated on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. Good Friday is an officially public holiday in United Kingdom.

  • May Day: - May Day is usually celebrated on the first Monday of May in United Kingdom.There is a bank holiday in United Kindom on this day and many people have a day off work.

  • Spring Bank Holiday: - Spring Bank holiday is celebrated on last Monday of May. There is Bank holiday in United Kingdom on this day.

  • Christmas Day: -Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th December in many countries. Christmas Day is a public holiday in United Kingdom and many banks and organizations are closed on this day.

  • Boxing Day: -Boxing Day is a public and bank holiday in United Kingdom Boxing Day is celebrated on 26th December every year in United Kingdom.
 
England

The capital of the United Kingdom is London. England shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the West. England's economy is one of the largest in the world. Economy of England is the largest part of the economy of United Kingdom. There are currently six permanent bank holidays in England. Christmas Day and Good Friday is considered as the public holidays, But Usually most Banks and organization takes an off day on these days as both are the huge Christians Festivals.


Following are the bank and public holidays in England
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
 
 
Scotland

The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the second largest city. Edinburgh is one of the Europe's largest financial centres. Scotland has an open mixed economy. The primary exports of Scotland are whisky, electronics and financial services. Scotland's major export markets are United States, Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

Bank holidays in Scotland are determined under two Acts that is called Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 and St. Andrew's Day Bank Holiday Act 2007.


Following holidays are the bank and public holidays in Scotland
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • May Day or Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
 
Northern Ireland

The capital city and the largest city of Northern Ireland is Belfast. Northern Ireland is largely self-governing country since 1998.Northern Ireland is the most industrialized region of Iceland. Northern Ireland was established in 1921 under the Government of Ireland Act.

Following holidays are the bank and public holidays in Northern Ireland
  • New Year's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Battle of the Boyne or Orangemen's Day
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
Wales

Wales is bordered by the England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. The capital city and the largest city of the Wales is Cardiff. Wales has a population of three million.Some of the Bank holidays in Wales are the common in four countries.

Following are the bank and public holidays in Wales
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

 
 
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