Bank Holidays 2020 and 2021 – England And Wales With Changes For Scotland
Friday 25th December – Christmas Day
Monday 28th December – Boxing Day
The big change in Christmas holidays this year is that they effectively become a long four day weekend break. The reason is that when Christmas falls on a Friday, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes the bank holiday. So, this year the Boxing Day bank holiday will be moved from Saturday 26th December to Monday 28th December.
Here are the bank holidays for England with the additional days and changes for Scotland and Wales.
Again, there is a difference in the Christmas holiday in 2021 for the same reason, with Christmas falling on a Saturday, the Bank Holiday is moved to a substitute day, and falls on the 27th December. Boxing Day Holiday is then moved to its substitute Day and falls on December 28th.
New Year’s Day Friday, Jan 1 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2 2021
Easter Monday Monday, April 5 2021
Early May Bank holiday Monday, May 3 2021
Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 31 2021
Christmas Day Holiday Monday, Dec 27 2021
Boxing Day Holiday Tuesday Dec 28 2021
Scotland has a bank holiday on Thursday 2nd January and there is no Easter Monday bank holiday. The Summer bank holiday is on Monday 3rd August instead of Monday 31st August, and those living in Scotland get an extra bank holiday on Monday 30th November to mark St Andrew’s Day.
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