When is the next bank holiday? Full list of 2024 dates

7 December 2023, 16:23

Full dates of 2024 bank holidays
Full dates of 2024 bank holidays. Picture: Alamy

By StephenRigley

In the UK, we normally have eight bank holidays a year to celebrate holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

But last year, there were two extra bank holidays: one for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June and another for her funeral in September.

This year, we had an additional day on May 8 to celebrate King Charles’ coronation two days earlier.

The bank holidays can be on different days or dates every year, particularly when a holiday such as Christmas falls on a weekend.

When is the next bank holiday?

The next bank holiday in England and Wales will be Christmas Day on Monday December 25.

The following day, Tuesday, December 26, is also a bank holiday, known as Boxing Day.

People in Scotland had one last month for St Andrew’s Day on Thursday, November 30.

After Christmas and Boxing Day, there won't be another bank holiday for months.

People and families enjoy a summer bank holiday weather
People and families enjoy a summer bank holiday weather. Picture: Alamy

Read More: Why are the clocks changing this week in the UK? Everything you need to know as British Summer Time ends

Read More: Bank holidays fail to boost sales growth amid ongoing inflation worries

Why do we have bank holidays?

Bank holidays originated in the UK in 1871, when banks and financial institutions would take days off.

As time went on, businesses, schools, and the government joined in, and now bank holidays are celebrated by everyone.

While key workers and people who work in retail, hospitality, and the media may have to work bank holidays, they are often offered an extra day off in lieu.

Full List of Bank Holidays in England and Wales

1 January - New Year’s Day - MONDAY

29 March - Good Friday - FRIDAY

1 April - Easter Monday - MONDAY

6 May - Early May bank holiday - MONDAY

27 May - Spring bank holiday - MONDAY

26 August - Summer bank holiday - MONDAY

25 December - Christmas Day - WEDNESDAY

26 December - Boxing Day - THURSDAY

Bank Holidays 2024 - Scotland

1 January - New Year’s Day - MONDAY

2 January - 2nd January - TUESDAY

29 March - Good Friday - FRIDAY

6 May - Early May bank holiday - MONDAY

27 May - Spring bank holiday - MONDAY

5 August - Summer bank holiday - MONDAY

2 December - St Andrew’s Day (substitute day) - MONDAY

25 December - Christmas Day - WEDNESDAY

26 December - Boxing Day - THURSDAY

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Jay Slater had travelled to the Canary Islands for a music festival

Jay Slater's mum issues desperate plea after Spanish police reject help in search for missing Brit

Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky has reportedly slammed Nigel Farage for his controversial comments about the West provoking the invasion of the country.

Zelensky reportedly says Farage 'infected by Putinism' as Reform leader doubles down on Ukraine comments

Another top Tory official is being investigated by the Gambling Commission for dozens of bets on the election date.

Another top Tory official investigated over 'dozens of bets placed on election' but denies wrongdoing

Thirteen people have been arrested after a forest fire near Athens which were allegedly started by fireworks coming from a mega-yacht.

13 arrested after Greek mega-yacht allegedly caused forest fires on outskirts

Four men have been arrested after Sebaastian James-Kraan was shot and killed on Templeman Road in Ealing, west London on June 9.

Four arrested in murder probe after 20-year-old shot dead in Ealing on June 9

Starmer labels Farage's comments 'disgraceful'

Farage doubles down on Ukraine comments after Sunak and Starmer condemned Reform UK leader

England manager Gareth Southgate has suggested his team are not fit enough

Gareth Southgate says England squad have 'limitations' after lacklustre start to Euro 2024

Just Stop Oil plans major disruption to summer holidays with private jet stunt just the start

Two Just Stop Oil protesters deny causing £52,000 worth of damage after private jets sprayed with orange paint

Sir Keir Starmer, (L), and Kemi Badenoch

‘We are not rejoining the EU’: Starmer shuts down Badenoch’s claim Labour want to ‘reverse Brexit’

Rowling criticises Sir Keir along with several members of his shadow cabinet

JK Rowling 'struggling to support' Labour over Sir Keir's stance on transgender rights that's 'abandoning' women

Taylor Swift poses with the Royal Family

Taylor Swift takes selfie with William, George and Charlotte - as Prince of Wales spotted dancing away to ‘Shake It Off’

Exclusive
Chris Packham has blamed the media for the radical action of Just Stop Oil

Environmental activist Chris Packham blames media for existence of Just Stop Oil

Starmer labels Farage's comments 'disgraceful'

Farage’s comments on Ukraine are ‘disgraceful’, Starmer tells LBC, as PM accuses him of ‘playing into Putin’s hands’

Timberlake was arrested after having dinner with friends on Long Island

Justin Timberlake breaks silence on drink-driving arrest at Chicago concert

Live
Nigel Farage

General Election LIVE: Tories rally against Farage after Reform leader says West provoked Russia into invading Ukraine

Dr Michael Mosley and his wife, Clare.

‘We miss him so much’: Michael Mosley’s widow says she will continue his work in emotional tribute