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2020 UK HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in United Kingdom is

17th March, TuesdaySt. Patrick's Day (NIR)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Kingdom in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 02, 2020Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday (SCT)
TuesdayTueMar 17, 2020Mar 17St. Patrick's Day (NIR)
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day)
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Spring Bank Holiday
MondayMonJul 13, 2020Jul 13Battle of the Boyne Holiday (NIR)
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)
MondayMonAug 31, 2020Aug 31Summer Bank Holiday
ThursdayThuNov 05, 2020Nov 05Guy Fawkes Day
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30St. Andrew's Day (SCT)
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 28, 2020Dec 28Boxing Day (substitute day)

Public Holidays in United Kingdom

St. Patrick's Day (NIR)

St. Patrick's Day (NIR)

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday St. Patrick's Day (NIR) is in 58 days from today.

Good Friday

Good Friday

Friday Apr 10, 2020

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Good Friday is in 82 days from today.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday

Monday Apr 13, 2020

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Easter Monday is in 85 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.