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Public Holidays in the UK

and British Summer Time

The countries that make up the United Kingdom sometimes have different public holidays – known here as bank holidays – so these dates are marked up for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Asterisks * denote a Substitute Day – if a bank holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday unless that is also a bank holiday.


St Patrick's Day Bank Holiday (Northern Ireland)
March 18, 2019*
Good Friday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
April 19, 2019
Easter Monday (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
April 22, 2019
Early May Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
May 6, 2019
Spring Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
May 27, 2019
Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day) (Northern Ireland)
July 12, 2019
Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
August 5, 2019
Summer Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
August 26, 2019
St Andrew's Day (Scotland)
November 30, 2019
Christmas Day (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
December 25, 2019
Boxing Day (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
December 26, 2019

British Summer Time

British Summer Time (BST) starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October, at 1.00 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT):
In spring the clocks go forward, losing an hour: at 1.00 am GMT the UK moves to 2.00 am BST.
In autumn the clocks go back, giving an extra hour: at 2.00 am BST the UK moves to 1.00 am GMT
Clocks go forward on March 31, 2019
Clocks go back on October 27, 2019

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