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Public holidays in the United Kingdom & Ireland 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
New Year's Day 1 January The first day of the new year in the modern Gregorian calendar Sun Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun Tue Wed Thu
St Patrick's Day 17 March St Patrick is one of Ireland's patron saints Fri Sat Sat Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun Mon Tue
Good Friday Friday before Easter Crucifixion and death of Jesus for Christians Apr 14 Apr 6 Mar 21 Apr 10 Apr 2 Apr 22 Apr 6 Mar 29 Apr 18 Apr 3
Easter Sunday Variable Celebrated as the day of the resurrection of Jesus by Christians (public holiday on the Monday) Apr 16 Apr 8 Mar 23 Apr 12 Apr 4 Apr 24 Apr 8 Mar 31 Apr 20 Apr 5
May Day Bank Holiday First Monday in May Traditional spring celebrations, also a day for large marches, particularly London, to celebrate and demand rights for workers. May 1 May 7 May 5 May 4 May 3 May 2 May 7 May 6 May 5 May 4
Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May At the origin, the Monday after Pentecost (known as Whit Monday after Whitsun) . May 29 May 28 May 26 May 25 May 31 May 30 May 28 May 27 May 26 May 25
Summer Bank Holiday Last Monday in August Originally intended to give bank employees the opportunity to participate and attend cricket matches Aug 28 Aug 27 Aug 25 Aug 31 Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 27 Aug 26 Aug 25 Aug 31
First Monday in August in Scotland Aug 7 Aug 6 Aug 4 Aug 3 Aug 2 Aug 1 Aug 6 Aug 5 Aug 4 Aug 3
Guy Fawkes Day 5 November Celebrates the foiling of an attempt by Guy Fawkes and other catholic plotters to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605 (not a public holiday) Sun Mon Wed Thu Fri Sat Mon Tue Wed Thu
St Andrew's Day 30 November The patron saint of Scotland Thu Fri Sun Mon Tue Wed Fri Sat Sun Mon
Christmas Day 25 December Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by Christians Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun Tue Wed Thu Fri
Boxing Day 26 December It used to be customary for employers to give their employees or servants a gift of money or food in a small box on this day. Tue Wed Fri Sat Sun Mon Wed Thu Fri Sat