Planning Ahead? | 2020 Bank Holidays


The following dates for next years Bank Holidays were recently published on the gov.uk and regional websites.

Upcoming Christmas Bank Holidays 

(England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2019)

25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day

Upcoming Bank Holidays

(England and Wales 2020)

1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
13 AprilMondayEaster Monday
8 MayFridayEarly May bank holiday (VE day)
25 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
31 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)

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Upcoming Holidays

(Scotland 2020)

2020DayHoliday
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
2 JanuaryThursday2nd January
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
8 MayFridayEarly May Bank Holiday (VE day)
25 MayMondaySpring Bank Holiday
3 AugustMondaySummer Bank Holiday
30 NovemberMondaySt Andrew’s Day
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)

Upcoming Holidays

(Northern Ireland 2020)

Holidays2020
New Year’s Day1 January
St Patrick’s Day17 March
Good Friday10 April
Easter Monday13 April
Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day)8 May
Spring Bank Holiday25 May
Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen’s Day12 July
Summer Bank Holiday31 August
Christmas Day25 December
Boxing Day26 December

Substitute Holiday

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Readers are reminded that employers do not have to provide paid leave on bank holidays.


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