Holidays in UK 2024

United Kingdom | England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

The number of public holidays varies from country to country in the United Kingdom in 2024. There are seven national public holidays (including Summer Bank Holiday) and one to three other local holidays.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Battle of the Boyne
The holiday, observed on July 12, 2024, 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, 2024, 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, 2024.

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

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayNational Holiday
2nd JanuaryJan 02, 2024TuesdayScotland
St. Patrick's DayMar 17, 2024SundayNorthern Ireland
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayNational Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayAll except Scotland
Early May Bank HolidayMay 06, 2024MondayNational Holiday
Spring Bank HolidayMay 27, 2024MondayNational Holiday
Battle of the Boyne
(Orangemen's Day)
Jul 12, 2024FridayNorthern Ireland
Summer Bank HolidayAug 05, 2024MondayScotland
Summer Bank HolidayAug 26, 2024MondayAll except Scotland
St. Andrew's DayNov 30, 2024SaturdayScotland
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayNational Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayNational Holiday

Please also check the working days in the United Kingdom in 2024.

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