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The next public holiday in United Kingdom is

12th July, TuesdayBattle of the Boyne (NIR)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Kingdom in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 03, 2022Jan 03New Year's Day Holiday
TuesdayTueJan 04, 2022Jan 042nd January (SCT)
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17St. Patrick's Day (NIR)
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Early May Bank Holiday
ThursdayThuJun 02, 2022Jun 02Spring Bank Holiday
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Battle of the Boyne (NIR)
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)
MondayMonAug 29, 2022Aug 29Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
SaturdaySatNov 05, 2022Nov 05Guy Fawkes Day
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30St. Andrew's Day (SCT)
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day
TuesdayTueDec 27, 2022Dec 27Christmas Day Holiday

Public Holidays in United Kingdom

Battle of the Boyne (NIR)

Battle of the Boyne (NIR)

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Battle of the Boyne (NIR) is in 8 days from today.

Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)

Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)

Monday Aug 01, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Summer Bank Holiday (SCT) is in 28 days from today.

Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)

Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)

Monday Aug 29, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL) is in 56 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays UK Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in UK which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide UK holiday calendar for 2022 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.