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Public Holidays in 2019

Public holidays will vary from country to country with various traditional celebrations, bank holidays or religious holidays some of which will mean that banks, shops and government departments will be closed for the day. It will be useful to make a note of any of these public holidays that will fall on days when you are visiting the country.

Discover the dates of the Public Holidays in the United Kingdom.

Public Holidays in England and Wales in 2019

Date Day Holiday
19 April
22 April
6 May
27 May
26 August
25 December
26 December
Friday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Early May bank holiday
Spring bank holiday
Summer bank holiday
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Scotland in 2019

Date Day Holiday
19 April
6 May
27 May
5 August
2 December
25 December
26 December
Friday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Good Friday
Early May bank holiday
Spring bank holiday
Summer bank holiday
St Andrew’s Day (substitute day)
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Nortern Ireland in 2019

Date Day Holiday
19 April
22 April
6 May
27 May
12 July
26 August
25 December
26 December
Friday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Friday
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Early May bank holiday
Spring bank holiday
Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
Summer bank holiday
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

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

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