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2023 UK HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in United Kingdom is

25th December, SundayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United Kingdom in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 02, 2023Jan 02New Year's Day Holiday
TuesdayTueJan 03, 2023Jan 032nd January (SCT)
FridayFriMar 17, 2023Mar 17St. Patrick's Day (NIR)
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 10, 2023Apr 10Easter Monday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Early May Bank Holiday
MondayMonMay 29, 2023May 29Spring Bank Holiday
WednesdayWedJul 12, 2023Jul 12Battle of the Boyne (NIR)
MondayMonAug 07, 2023Aug 07Summer Bank Holiday (SCT)
MondayMonAug 28, 2023Aug 28Summer Bank Holiday (ENG, NIR, WAL)
SundaySunNov 05, 2023Nov 05Guy Fawkes Day
ThursdayThuNov 30, 2023Nov 30St. Andrew's Day (SCT)
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in United Kingdom

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Christmas Day is in 24 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Monday Dec 26, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Boxing Day is in 25 days from today.

Christmas Day Holiday

Christmas Day Holiday

Tuesday Dec 27, 2022

The upcoming United Kingdom holiday Christmas Day Holiday is in 26 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays UK Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in UK which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide UK holiday calendar for 2023 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.