UK Holidays

England and Wales Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Early May bank holiday
  • Spring bank holiday
  • Summer bank holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Scotland Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • 2nd January
  • Good Friday
  • Early May bank holiday
  • Spring bank holiday
  • Summer bank holiday
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

If public holiday in the UK falls on a weekend it is normally observed on the following working day instead. Note that this applies doubly if Christmas Day falls on a Saturday: this would be observed the following Monday while Boxing Day would follow on Tuesday.

You are paid for holidays that fall on (or are observed on) a day that you are regularly scheduled to work. You may not elect to work on a paid holiday in exchange for another day of vacation.