UK Bank Holidays 2021

Bank holidays 2021 with templates for PDF
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An overview of public holidays in the United Kingdom (once-Great Britain & Northern Ireland) in 2021, 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:
These four tables are also availabe below as templates to download and print. The templates are saved in Microsoft Word ".docx" format and can be used with the newer versions of Word that support the XML document standard (Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 & Office 365). If you have one of the older versions of Word that only supports the ".doc" format (Word 2000, 2002/XP & 2003), or if you don't have Word installed, use Microsoft Office Online or one of the Microsoft Word/Microsoft Office alternatives FreeOffice TextMaker, LibreOffice Writer, Google Docs and others, which are all free of charge (OpenOffice Writer unfortunately has formatting problems when opening our calendars), or use a docx to doc converter (available for online or offline use). Also compatible with Microsoft Office for Mac (macOS) and Microsoft Office mobile for iPad/iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile.

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Bank Holidays 2021 in all of the UK

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

2020 2022
Date Bank holiday Region Day
January 1st, 2021 New Year's Day Nation­wide
Fri­day
January 2nd, 2021 2nd January Scotland
Satur­day
January 4th, 2021 Substi­tute day (for 2nd January) Scotland
Mon­day
March 17th, 2021 St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
Wed­nes­day
April 2nd, 2021 Good Friday Nation­wide
Fri­day
April 5th, 2021 Easter Monday England
Wales
Northern Ireland
Mon­day
May 3rd, 2021 Early May Bank Holiday Nation­wide
Mon­day
May 31st, 2021 Spring Bank Holiday Nation­wide
Mon­day
July 12th, 2021 Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orange­men's Day) Northern Ireland
Mon­day
August 2nd, 2021 August Bank Holiday (Scot­land) Scotland
Mon­day
August 30th, 2021 August Bank Holiday England
Wales
Northern Ireland
Mon­day
Novem­ber 30th, 2021 St Andrew's Day Scotland
Tues­day
Decem­ber 25th, 2021 Christ­mas Day Nation­wide
Satur­day
Decem­ber 26th, 2021 Boxing Day Nation­wide
Sun­day
Decem­ber 27th, 2021 Substi­tute day (for Christ­mas Day) Nation­wide
Mon­day
Decem­ber 28th, 2021 Substi­tute day (for Boxing Day) Nation­wide
Tues­day
2020 2022

UK Bank Holidays 2021
UK Bank Holidays 2021
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2021 in the UK


  • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
  • suitable for all Word versions from 2007 (.docx file)

Bank Holidays 2021 in the UK for Word
Bank Holidays 2021 in the UK for PDF
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Bank Holidays 2021 in England & Wales

England and Wales have eight bank holidays a year and are thus the countries with the lowest number of bank holidays in Europe and in the G20 group of leading economies. Unlike in Scotland and Northern Ireland, neither England's national saint's day St. George's Day, celebrated on April 23rd, nor Wales' national saint's day St. David's Day, celebrated on March 1st, are bank holidays.

2020 2022
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2021 New Year's Day Friday
April 2nd, 2021 Good Friday Friday
April 5th, 2021 Easter Monday Monday
May 3rd, 2021 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 31st, 2021 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
August 30th, 2021 August Bank Holiday Monday
December 25th, 2021 Christmas Day Saturday
December 26th, 2021 Boxing Day Sunday
December 27th, 2021 Substitute day (for Christmas Day) Monday
December 28th, 2021 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Tuesday
2020 2022

Bank Holidays 2021 England & Wales
Bank Holidays 2021 England & Wales
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Bank Holidays 2021 in England & Wales


  • All English & Welsh bank holidays
  • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
  • suitable for all Word versions from 2007 (.docx file)

Bank Holidays 2021 in England & Wales for Word
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Bank Holidays 2021 in Scotland

Scotland has nine bank holidays. It celebrates seven of the eight UK-wide holidays (except Easter Monday) and additionally 2nd January as well as St. Andrew's Day on November 30th in honour of its national saint, newly introduced only in 2007. Schools and businesses in Scotland are not automatically closed on a bank holiday.

2020 2022
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2021 New Year's Day Friday
January 2nd, 2021 2nd January Saturday
January 4th, 2021 Substitute day (for 2nd January) Monday
April 2nd, 2021 Good Friday Friday
May 3rd, 2021 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 31st, 2021 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
August 2nd, 2021 August Bank Holiday (Scotland) Monday
November 30th, 2021 St Andrew's Day Tuesday
December 25th, 2021 Christmas Day Saturday
December 26th, 2021 Boxing Day Sunday
December 27th, 2021 Substitute day (for Christmas Day) Monday
December 28th, 2021 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Tuesday
2020 2022

Bank Holidays 2021 Scotland
Bank Holidays 2021 Scotland
Templates for Microsoft Word

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Bank Holidays 2021 in Scotland


  • All Scottish bank holidays
  • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
  • suitable for all Word versions from 2007 (.docx file)

Bank Holidays 2021 in Scotland for Word
Bank Holidays 2021 in Scotland for PDF
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Bank Holidays 2021 in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has ten bank holidays. In addition to the eight UK-wide bank holidays, it celebrates St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, in honour of Ireland's national saint, and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 on July 12th, also known as "The Twelfth" and Orangemen's Day.

2020 2022
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2021 New Year's Day Friday
March 17th, 2021 St Patrick's Day Wednesday
April 2nd, 2021 Good Friday Friday
April 5th, 2021 Easter Monday Monday
May 3rd, 2021 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 31st, 2021 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
July 12th, 2021 Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orangemen's Day) Monday
August 30th, 2021 August Bank Holiday Monday
December 25th, 2021 Christmas Day Saturday
December 26th, 2021 Boxing Day Sunday
December 27th, 2021 Substitute day (for Christmas Day) Monday
December 28th, 2021 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Tuesday
2020 2022

Bank Holidays 2021 Northern Ireland
Bank Holidays 2021 Northern Ireland
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2021 in Northern Ireland


  • All bank holidays in Northern Ireland
  • 1 A4 page, landscape orientation
  • suitable for all Word versions from 2007 (.docx file)

Bank Holidays 2021 in Northern Ireland for Word
Bank Holidays 2021 in Northern Ireland for PDF
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