UK Bank Holidays 2026

Bank holidays 2026 with templates for PDF
and Microsoft Word to download and print

An overview of public holidays in the United Kingdom (once-Great Britain & Northern Ireland) in 2026, 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 2026 in all of the UK

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

2025 2027
Date Bank holiday Region Day
January 1st, 2026 New Year's Day Nation­wide
Thurs­day
January 2nd, 2026 2nd January Scotland
Fri­day
March 17th, 2026 St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
Tues­day
April 3rd, 2026 Good Friday Nation­wide
Fri­day
April 6th, 2026 Easter Monday England
Wales
Northern Ireland
Mon­day
May 4th, 2026 Early May Bank Holiday Nation­wide
Mon­day
May 25th, 2026 Spring Bank Holiday Nation­wide
Mon­day
July 12th, 2026 Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orange­men's Day) Northern Ireland
Sun­day
July 13th, 2026 Substi­tute day (for Battle of the Boyne) Northern Ireland
Mon­day
August 3rd, 2026 August Bank Holiday (Scot­land) Scotland
Mon­day
August 31st, 2026 August Bank Holiday England
Wales
Northern Ireland
Mon­day
Novem­ber 30th, 2026 St Andrew's Day Scotland
Mon­day
Decem­ber 25th, 2026 Christ­mas Day Nation­wide
Fri­day
Decem­ber 26th, 2026 Boxing Day Nation­wide
Satur­day
Decem­ber 28th, 2026 Substi­tute day (for Boxing Day) Nation­wide
Mon­day
2025 2027

UK Bank Holidays 2026
UK Bank Holidays 2026
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2026 in the UK


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

Bank Holidays 2026 in the UK for Word
Bank Holidays 2026 in the UK for PDF
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Bank Holidays 2026 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.

2025 2027
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2026 New Year's Day Thursday
April 3rd, 2026 Good Friday Friday
April 6th, 2026 Easter Monday Monday
May 4th, 2026 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 25th, 2026 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
August 31st, 2026 August Bank Holiday Monday
December 25th, 2026 Christmas Day Friday
December 26th, 2026 Boxing Day Saturday
December 28th, 2026 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Monday
2025 2027

Bank Holidays 2026 England & Wales
Bank Holidays 2026 England & Wales
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2026 in England & Wales


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

Bank Holidays 2026 in England & Wales for Word
Bank Holidays 2026 in England & Wales for PDF
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Bank Holidays 2026 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.

2025 2027
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2026 New Year's Day Thursday
January 2nd, 2026 2nd January Friday
April 3rd, 2026 Good Friday Friday
May 4th, 2026 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 25th, 2026 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
August 3rd, 2026 August Bank Holiday (Scotland) Monday
November 30th, 2026 St Andrew's Day Monday
December 25th, 2026 Christmas Day Friday
December 26th, 2026 Boxing Day Saturday
December 28th, 2026 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Monday
2025 2027

Bank Holidays 2026 Scotland
Bank Holidays 2026 Scotland
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2026 in Scotland


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

Bank Holidays 2026 in Scotland for Word
Bank Holidays 2026 in Scotland for PDF
Bank holidays in other years:
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Bank Holidays 2026 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.

2025 2027
Date Bank holiday Day
January 1st, 2026 New Year's Day Thursday
March 17th, 2026 St Patrick's Day Tuesday
April 3rd, 2026 Good Friday Friday
April 6th, 2026 Easter Monday Monday
May 4th, 2026 Early May Bank Holiday Monday
May 25th, 2026 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
July 12th, 2026 Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/Orangemen's Day) Sunday
July 13th, 2026 Substitute day (for Battle of the Boyne) Monday
August 31st, 2026 August Bank Holiday Monday
December 25th, 2026 Christmas Day Friday
December 26th, 2026 Boxing Day Saturday
December 28th, 2026 Substitute day (for Boxing Day) Monday
2025 2027

Bank Holidays 2026 Northern Ireland
Bank Holidays 2026 Northern Ireland
Templates for Microsoft Word

Downloadable template:
Bank Holidays 2026 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 2026 in Northern Ireland for Word
Bank Holidays 2026 in Northern Ireland for PDF
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