Bank holiday facts for kids
List of bank holidays
The below is a list of such holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland. An "X" underneath a country's name means that country uses that date as a bank holiday
|Date||Name||England and Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||Republic of Ireland|
|1 January||New Year's Day||X||X||X||X|
|2 January||2 January||X|
|17 March||St. Patrick's Day||X||X|
|The Friday before Easter Sunday||Good Friday||X||X||X|
|The day after Easter Sunday||Easter Monday||X||X||X|
|First Monday in May¹||Early May Bank Holiday (UK), Labour Day (Ireland)||X||X||X||X|
|Last Monday in May²||Spring Bank Holiday||X||X||X|
|First Monday In June||June Bank Holiday||X|
|12 July||Battle of the Boyne - Orangemen's Day||X|
|First Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday||X||X|
|Last Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday||X||X|
|Last Monday in October||October Bank Holiday||X|
|30 November||St. Andrew's Day||X|
|25 December||Christmas Day||X||X||X||X|
|26 December||Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day||X||X||X||X|
- For one year only, 1995, this holiday was moved to the second Monday in May – i.e., from 1 May to 8 May – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
- For one year only, 2002, this holiday was moved to 4 June. This caused it to follow an extra bank holiday on 3 June, making a four-day weekend to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
In other countries
India has 15 bank holidays
Hong Kong calls public holidays "bank holidays", even though they are not officially called that.
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