The following are holidays throughout the United Kingdom unless otherwise specified:
Fixed Public Holidays
|1 January||New Years Day|
|2 January||Bank Holiday in Scotland only|
|17 March||St Patricks Day in N. Ireland only|
|1st Monday in May||May Day Bank Holiday|
|Last Monday in May||Bank Holiday|
|12 July||Battle of the Boyne Day in Northern Ireland only|
|1st Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday in Scotland only|
|Last Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday except Scotland|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Boxing Day (St Stephens Day for Roman Catholics)|
Holidays falling on a weekend are celebrated on the Monday following. If two consecutive holidays fall on a Saturday and Sunday, they are observed on the Monday and Tuesday following.
Scottish clearing banks observe the British, not the Scottish Bank Holidays.
New Years Eve, 31 December 1999 was a special public holiday.
There will be an extra days holiday on Monday June 3rd, 2002 to mark HM Queen Elizabeth IIs Golden Jubilee (50th year of accession to the throne). The bank holiday normally held one week earlier will be held on June 4th.
Moveable Public Holidays
|Good Friday||28 Mar||10 Apr||2 Apr||21 Apr||13 Apr||29 Mar||18 Apr||9 Apr|
|Easter||30 Mar||12 Apr||4 Apr||23 Apr||15 Apr||31 Mar||20 Apr||11 Apr|
|Easter Monday||31 Mar||13 Apr||5 Apr||24 Apr||16 Apr||1 Apr||21 Apr||12 Apr|
|25 January||Burns Night or Burns Supper (Scotland only)|
|27 January||WWII Genocide Memorial Day (from 2001)|
|14 February||Valentines Day|
|1 March||St. Davids Day (Patron Saint of Wales)|
|2nd Monday in March||Commonwealth Day|
|1 April||April Fools Day|
|23 April||St. Georges Day (Patron Saint of England)|
|3rd Sunday in June||Fathers Day|
|5 November||Guy Fawkes Day|