Holidays in UK 2023

United Kingdom | England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

The number of public holidays varies from country to country in the United Kingdom in 2023. There are eight national public holidays (including Summer Bank Holiday) and one to three local holidays.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Battle of the Boyne
The holiday, observed on July 12, 2023, is celebrated by people with a Protestant Irish or Scottish background to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 outside Drogheda, a place located in the Republic of Ireland today.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

There are nine holidays in England and Wales, ten holidays in Scotland, and 11 holidays in Northern Ireland.

Holiday Date Weekday Note
New Year's Day Jan 01, 2023 Sunday National Holiday
New Year Holiday Jan 02, 2023 Monday Observed
New Year Holiday Jan 02, 2023 Monday Scotland
New Year Holiday Jan 03, 2023 Tuesday Observed – Scotland
St. Patrick's Day Mar 17, 2023 Friday Northern Ireland
Good Friday Apr 07, 2023 Friday National Holiday
Easter Monday Apr 10, 2023 Monday All except Scotland
Early May Bank Holiday May 01, 2023 Monday National Holiday
Bank Holiday May 08, 2023 Monday National Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday May 29, 2023 Monday National Holiday
Battle of the Boyne
(Orangemen's Day)
Jul 12, 2023 Wednesday Northern Ireland
Summer Bank Holiday Aug 07, 2023 Monday Scotland
Summer Bank Holiday Aug 28, 2023 Monday All except Scotland
St. Andrew's Day Nov 30, 2023 Thursday Scotland
Christmas Day Dec 25, 2023 Monday National Holiday
Boxing Day Dec 26, 2023 Tuesday National Holiday

Please also check the working days in the United Kingdom in 2023.

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