2020 UK HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in United Kingdom is
5th November, ThursdayGuy Fawkes Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Kingdom in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|ThursdayThu||Jan 02, 2020Jan 02||New Year's Day Holiday (SCT)|
|TuesdayTue||Mar 17, 2020Mar 17||St. Patrick's Day (NIR)|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|MondayMon||Apr 13, 2020Apr 13||Easter Monday|
|FridayFri||May 08, 2020May 08||Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day)|
|MondayMon||May 25, 2020May 25||Spring Bank Holiday|
|MondayMon||Jul 13, 2020Jul 13||Battle of the Boyne Holiday (NIR)|
|MondayMon||Aug 03, 2020Aug 03||Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)|
|MondayMon||Aug 31, 2020Aug 31||Summer Bank Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Nov 05, 2020Nov 05||Guy Fawkes Day|
|MondayMon||Nov 30, 2020Nov 30||St. Andrew's Day (SCT)|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 28, 2020Dec 28||Boxing Day (substitute day)|
Public Holidays in United Kingdom
Guy Fawkes Day
Thursday Nov 05, 2020
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Guy Fawkes Day is in 42 days from today.
St. Andrew's Day (SCT)
Monday Nov 30, 2020
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday St. Andrew's Day (SCT) is in 67 days from today.
Friday Dec 25, 2020
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Christmas Day is in 92 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays UK Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in UK which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide UK holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
In the UK, public holidays are debatable as not every region agrees to a standardized definition of what constitutes a public holiday. Most people prefer to call them bank holidays. The UK has 16 public holidays or otherwise referred to as bank holidays. Only 8 holidays are uniformly celebrated in all regions in the United Kingdom. Regions such as England and Wales may recognize some holidays but other such as Scotland may not. Most of the UK public holidays are influenced by culture, religions and special events in the country’s history.
During public holidays, businesses continue although a considerable number either close down or limit their opening hours. The public transport schedule is also interrupted in the cities as some staff commences their celebrations.
Most of the time, when a public holiday falls on a weekend, the coming Mondays becomes a substitute holiday. It is very important to note that despite businesses closing down during bank days, the employers might not be obliged to do the same for all holidays.
Certain religious-based holidays are subtle and often call for morning services at the place of worship and an afternoon of celebration. Others such as Guy Fawkes Night are loud and active where bonfires are made and fireworks as an outdoor event.
Christians in the UK usually celebrate Christmas, Good Friday and Easter holidays. On Christmas day most offices and retail stores close down for a couple of days. It is also stipulated by the law that all shops be closed down on Easter Sunday.