UK Bank Holidays 2020

   

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An overview of public holidays in the United Kingdom (Great Britain & Northern Ireland) in 2020, 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 2020 across the whole of theUK
  • Bank holidays 2020 inEngland &Wales
  • Bank holidays 2020 inScotland
  • Bank holidays 2020 inNorthern Ireland

  • All 4 tables are also availabe as templates to download and print. The documents are in Microsoft Word .doc format and can be used with the newer versions of Word (that use the .docx file format - Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & Office 365) as well as the older versions (Word 97, 2000, 2002/XP & 2003). Read more about the various Word versions and file formats. Compatible with Microsoft Office for Apple Mac and the free Microsoft Word/Microsoft Office alternatives FreeOffice TextMaker, OpenOffice Writer, Libre Office Writer und Google Docs.

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

    Bank Holidays 2020 in all of the UK

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

    2019
    Date Day Bank holiday Region
    January 1st, 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day Nationwide
    January 2nd, 2020 Thursday 2nd January Scotland
    March 17th, 2020 Tuesday St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
    April 10th, 2020 Friday Good Friday Nationwide
    April 13th, 2020 Monday Easter Monday England
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    May 4th, 2020 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day) Nationwide
    May 25th, 2020 Monday Spring Bank Holiday Nationwide
    July 12th, 2020 Sunday Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/
    Orangemen's Day)
    Northern Ireland
    August 3rd, 2020 Monday August Bank Holiday Scotland
    August 31st, 2020 Monday August Bank Holiday England
    Wales
    Northern Ireland
    November 30th, 2020 Monday St Andrew's Day Scotland
    December 25th, 2020 Friday Christmas Day Nationwide
    December 26th, 2020 Saturday Boxing Day Nationwide
    December 28th, 2020 Monday Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Nationwide
    2019

    UK Bank Holidays 2020
    UK Bank Holidays 2020
    as templates for Word

    Downloadable template:
    Bank Holidays 2020 in the UK


    • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
    • suitable for all versions of Microsoft Word (.doc file)

    Bank Holidays 2020 in the UK for PDF
    Bank Holidays 2020 in the UK for Word
    Other years:
  • Bank holidays 2019 (preceding year)
  • Flag of EnglandFlag of Wales

    Bank Holidays 2020 in England & Wales

    2019
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day
    April 10th, 2020 Friday Good Friday
    April 13th, 2020 Monday Easter Monday
    May 4th, 2020 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 25th, 2020 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    August 31st, 2020 Monday August Bank Holiday
    December 25th, 2020 Friday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2020 Saturday Boxing Day
    December 28th, 2020 Monday Substitute day (for Boxing Day)
    2019

    Bank Holidays 2020 England & Wales
    Bank Holidays 2020 England & Wales
    as templates for Word

    Downloadable template:
    Bank Holidays 2020 in England & Wales


    • All English & Welsh bank holidays
    • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
    • suitable for all versions of Microsoft Word (.doc file)

    Bank Holidays 2020 in England & Wales for PDF
    Bank Holidays 2020 in England & Wales for Word
    Other years:
  • Bank holidays 2019 (preceding year)
  • Flag of Scotland

    Bank Holidays 2020 in Scotland

    2019
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day
    January 2nd, 2020 Thursday 2nd January
    April 10th, 2020 Friday Good Friday
    May 4th, 2020 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 25th, 2020 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    August 3rd, 2020 Monday August Bank Holiday
    November 30th, 2020 Monday St Andrew's Day
    December 25th, 2020 Friday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2020 Saturday Boxing Day
    December 28th, 2020 Monday Substitute day (for Boxing Day)
    2019

    Bank Holidays 2020 Scotland
    Bank Holidays 2020 Scotland
    as templates for Word

    Downloadable template:
    Bank Holidays 2020 in Scotland


    • All Scottish bank holidays
    • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
    • suitable for all versions of Microsoft Word (.doc file)

    Bank Holidays 2020 in Scotland for PDF
    Bank Holidays 2020 in Scotland for Word
    Other years:
  • Bank holidays 2019 (preceding year)
  • Flag of Northern Ireland

    Bank Holidays 2020 in Northern Ireland

    2019
    Date Day Bank holiday
    January 1st, 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day
    March 17th, 2020 Tuesday St Patrick's Day
    April 10th, 2020 Friday Good Friday
    April 13th, 2020 Monday Easter Monday
    May 4th, 2020 Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
    May 25th, 2020 Monday Spring Bank Holiday
    July 12th, 2020 Sunday Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orangemen's Day)
    August 31st, 2020 Monday August Bank Holiday
    December 25th, 2020 Friday Christmas Day
    December 26th, 2020 Saturday Boxing Day
    December 28th, 2020 Monday Substitute day (for Boxing Day)
    2019

    Bank Holidays 2020 Northern Ireland
    Bank Holidays 2020 Northern Ireland
    as templates for Word

    Downloadable template:
    Bank Holidays 2020 in Northern Ireland


    • All bank holidays in Northern Ireland
    • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
    • suitable for all versions of Microsoft Word (.doc file)

    Bank Holidays 2020 in Northern Ireland for PDF
    Bank Holidays 2020 in Northern Ireland for Word
    Other years:
  • Bank holidays 2019 (preceding year)
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