2019 UK HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in United Kingdom is
25th December, TuesdayChristmas Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Kingdom in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jan 02, 2019Jan 02||New Year's Day Holiday (SCT)|
|MondayMon||Mar 18, 2019Mar 18||St. Patrick's Day (NIR)|
|FridayFri||Apr 19, 2019Apr 19||Good Friday|
|MondayMon||Apr 22, 2019Apr 22||Easter Monday|
|MondayMon||May 06, 2019May 06||Early May Bank Holiday|
|MondayMon||May 27, 2019May 27||Spring Bank Holiday|
|FridayFri||Jul 12, 2019Jul 12||Battle of the Boyne (NIR)|
|MondayMon||Aug 05, 2019Aug 05||Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)|
|MondayMon||Aug 26, 2019Aug 26||Summer Bank Holiday|
|TuesdayTue||Nov 05, 2019Nov 05||Guy Fawkes Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 02, 2019Dec 02||St. Andrew's Day Holiday (SCT)|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 26, 2019Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Upcoming Public Holidays in United Kingdom
Tuesday Dec 25, 2018
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Christmas Day is in 11 days from today.
Wednesday Dec 26, 2018
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Boxing Day is in 12 days from today.
New Year's Day
Tuesday Jan 01, 2019
The upcoming United Kingdom holiday New Year's Day is in 18 days from today.
2019 Public Holidays UK Service
The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in UK which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide UK holiday calendar for 2019 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.