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Official Bank Holiday Calendar 2022

The 2022 bank holiday calendar shows the next official holiday in the United Kingdom. These are days when you can legally be away from work.

Check how many UK bank holidays we observe for different festivities and commemorations in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Dates for Easter, Christmas, and New Year

The tables below show school term and holiday dates as well as the past and future public holidays.

Having a list of 2022 bank holidays is useful for taking time off work and planning UK holiday entitlement.

In fact, it was the 'Bank Holidays Act 1871' which first established bank holidays in the United Kingdom.

The 'Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971' superseded it a century later. It remains in force as of 2022 in the United Kingdom.

This Act designated four (4) bank holidays for official observance in England, Wales, and Ireland. They are Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Boxing Day in England and Wales, and St Stephen's Day in Ireland.

England, Wales, and Ireland consider Good Friday and Christmas Day as 'traditional days of rest'. They deemed it unnecessary to include them in the Act because they were considered to be like Sundays.

And what about Scotland?

Scotland observes five bank holidays each year. They are New Year's Day, Good Friday, the First Monday in May, the First Monday in August, and Christmas Day.

UK Bank Holidays 2022 Calendar

Month Date Day of the Week Bank Holiday Observed Region
January the 3rd Monday New Year's Day (substitute day) United Kingdom Nationwide
January the 4th Tuesday January 2nd (substitute day) Scotland
March the 17th Thursday St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
April the 15th Friday Good Friday United Kingdom Nationwide
April the 18th Monday Easter Monday England, Wales, Northern Ireland
May the 2nd Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day) United Kingdom Nationwide
June the 2nd Thursday Spring Bank Holiday United Kingdom Nationwide
June the 3rd Friday Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday United Kingdom Nationwide
July the 12th Tuesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's day) Northern Ireland
August the 1st Monday Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
August the 29th Monday Summer Bank Holiday England, Wales, Northern Ireland
November the 30th Wednesday St Andrew's Day Scotland
December the 26th Monday Boxing Day United Kingdom Nationwide
December the 27th Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day) United Kingdom Nationwide

Note: A 'substitute' weekday becomes a bank holiday (usually the next Monday) if it falls on a weekend. Even so, employers do not have to give paid leave on bank or public holidays. Bank holidays can also affect how and when your benefits are paid.

Related Help Guides

Note: The short YouTube video presentation contains information on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may allow British workers to take up to ninety three (93) days off from work.


UK Bank Holidays 2023 Calendar

Month Date Day of the Week Bank Holiday Observed Region
January the 2nd Monday New Year's Day (substitute day) United Kingdom Nationwide
January the 3rd Tuesday New Year's Day (substitute day) Scotland
March the 17th Friday St Patrick's Day Northern Ireland
April the 7th Friday Good Friday United Kingdom Nationwide
April the 10th Monday Easter Monday England, Wales, Northern Ireland
May the 1st Monday Early May Bank Holiday (May Day) United Kingdom Nationwide
May the 29th Monday Spring Bank Holiday United Kingdom Nationwide
July the 12th Wednesday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's day) Northern Ireland
August the 7th Monday Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
August the 28th Monday Summer Bank Holiday England, Wales, Northern Ireland
November the 30th Thursday St Andrew's Day Scotland
December the 25th Monday Christmas Day United Kingdom Nationwide
December the 26th Tuesday Boxing Day United Kingdom Nationwide


Nationwide Bank Holidays 2022: Public Holiday Dates

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