Public Holidays in United Kingdom are observed in some or Whole part of the countries in UK including England, North Ireland, Scotland and Wales. During these public holiday most of the business are closed, although some retail shops, emergency and essential services still work on. In, UK there is no marked National Holidays. Here you can check out a complete list of All public and Bank holidays observed in different UK countries.
On the occasion of a public Holiday in UK banks are obviously closed. Other currency monitory organizations like post offices don’t work. Traffic are usually heavy because people will likely to go on hangouts with their family members and friends. Hotels, Restaurants, Malls, parks are seemingly over-crowed around public holiday.
Public Holidays In United Kingdom(UK)
In UK, bank holidays are often referred to as Public Holiday and both terms are used interchangeably. But strictly speaking Public holidays and Bank holiday are separated by a fine line of difference. Bank Holidays in UK when many other businesses are closed for the day while Public holidays are celebrated in accordance with culture and custom practices.
Bank Holidays Declaration in UK
As listed in the United Kingdom’s Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, a holiday can be declared as public in the amendment to the following act. Such holidays are entitled as Statutory holidays. The other declaration is made on the basis of Royal Proclamation which have been used for annual bank holidays since 1970.
List of Public Holidays in United Kingdom
New Years Day(1st of January) ALL
Second January(2nd January) S
Saint Patrick’s Day(17th March) NI
Good Friday(29th March) ALL
Ester Monday (1st of April) ENIW
May Day Holiday(1st month of May)ALL
Spring Bank Holiday(Last Month Of May)ALL
Orangeman’s Day (12th of July)NI
Scotland Summer’s Bank Holiday(1st Monday of August)S
Summer’s Bank Holiday(Last Monday of August) ENIW
St. Andrew’s Day (30th of November)S
Christmas Day(25th of December)ALL
Boxing Day(26th of December)ALL
ALL>>All around UK
Scotland does not celebrate Easter Monday as a bank holiday, although many people in Scotland do take that day off. In addition to Easter Day, since after 2007, St. Andrew’s Day is an optional bank holiday. Banks have the right to close the banks on this day but employers do not have to give their employees the day off. So far, it is too early to tell how that day will be observed.