If you plan to visit England, don't forget to think about the dates of the English public or bank holidays.
Most shops and services in English towns and cities will tend to run a 'weekend' type service on bank holidays. However, most government institutions will
remain closed on these days. Note that additional public holidays are granted at Christmas if Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a weekend.
Contact your local county council for details of local holiday closures & see below
for the full list of traditional national holidays in England.
English Public (Bank) Holidays
Sunday 1 January - New Years Day
Friday 6 April - Good Friday
Monday 9 April - Easter Monday
Monday 7 May - Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 4 June - Spring Bank Holiday
Tuesday 5 June - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Holiday
Monday 27 August - August Bank Holiday
Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December - Boxing Day
Tuesday 1 January - New Years Day
Friday 29 March - Good Friday
Monday 01 April - Easter Monday
Monday 6 May - Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 27 May - Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 26 August - August Bank Holiday
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day
To view public holidays for other countries & locations in the world, try our Worldwide Public Holidays section