UK Bank Holidays 2013

An overview of public holidays in the United Kingdom (Great Britain & Northern Ireland) in 2013, shown in separate tables for the whole of the UK, England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Public holidays in the UK are generally referred to as bank holidays due to the 4 days so designated by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871. The name is now used as a blanket term for all public holidays in the UK as banks, government offices and most businesses are closed on these days, although an increasing number of smaller shops and larger retail businesses remain open.

Public holidays in Britain comprise bank holidays declared by statute (as listed in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, Schedule 1), by royal proclamation, and common law/customary holidays (Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are not offical bank holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Royal proclamation is also used to move holidays that would otherwise fall on a weekend or that are moved for special occasions, or to create additional one-off holidays (such as for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012).

When a bank holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday usually becomes the day when the holiday is observed (known as substitute day or 'bank holiday in lieu'). If the Monday is also a bank holiday, the substitute day moves to the following weekday. UK public holidays always move forward in the calendar, never backwards.

The August bank holiday always falls on the last Monday of August in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and on the first Monday of August in Scotland. Its official name is "Summer Bank Holiday", however it is far more commonly referred to as the "August Bank Holiday". This website therefore uses this more frequently-heard term.

To read more about British public holidays please see the detailed information on Public holidays in the United Kingdom on Wikipedia, and also gov.uk.

Bank holidays and their dates vary between England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We are therefore showing them in 4 different tables so you can more easily get the information applicable to your region:
  • Bank holidays 2013 across the whole of theUK
  • Bank holidays 2013 inEngland &Wales
  • Bank holidays 2013 inScotland
  • Bank holidays 2013 inNorthern Ireland

  • See also:
    • Bank holidays for other years: 2017  -  2018  -  2019  -  2020      past years: 2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012

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    Bank Holidays 2013 in all of the UK

    See below for bank holidays in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

    2012 2014
    Date Day Bank holiday Region
    January 1st, 2013 Tuesday New Year's Day Nationwide
    January 2nd, 2013 Wednesday 2nd January Scotland
    March 17th, 2013 Sunday St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
    March 29th, 2013 Friday Good Friday Nationwide
    April 1st, 2013 Monday Easter Monday England
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    May 6th, 2013 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day) Nationwide
    May 27th, 2013 Monday Spring Bank Holiday Nationwide
    July 12th, 2013 Friday Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/
    Orangemen's Day)
    Northern Ireland
    August 5th, 2013 Monday August Bank Holiday Scotland
    August 26th, 2013 Monday August Bank Holiday England
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    November 30th, 2013 Saturday St Andrew's Day Scotland
    December 25th, 2013 Wednesday Christmas Day Nationwide
    December 26th, 2013 Thursday Boxing Day Nationwide
    2012 2014

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    Bank Holidays 2013 in England & Wales

    2012 2014
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2013 Tuesday New Year's Day
    March 29th, 2013 Friday Good Friday
    April 1st, 2013 Monday Easter Monday
    May 6th, 2013 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 27th, 2013 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    August 26th, 2013 Monday August Bank Holiday
    December 25th, 2013 Wednesday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2013 Thursday Boxing Day
    2012 2014

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    Bank Holidays 2013 in Scotland

    2012 2014
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2013 Tuesday New Year's Day
    January 2nd, 2013 Wednesday 2nd January
    March 29th, 2013 Friday Good Friday
    May 6th, 2013 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 27th, 2013 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    August 5th, 2013 Monday August Bank Holiday
    November 30th, 2013 Saturday St Andrew's Day
    December 25th, 2013 Wednesday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2013 Thursday Boxing Day
    2012 2014

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    Bank Holidays 2013 in Northern Ireland

    2012 2014
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2013 Tuesday New Year's Day
    March 17th, 2013 Sunday St Patrick's Day
    March 29th, 2013 Friday Good Friday
    April 1st, 2013 Monday Easter Monday
    May 6th, 2013 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 27th, 2013 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    July 12th, 2013 Friday Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orangemen's Day)
    August 26th, 2013 Monday August Bank Holiday
    December 25th, 2013 Wednesday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2013 Thursday Boxing Day
    2012 2014

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