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Bank Holidays in UK

Bank holidays in UK are public holidays when bank employees have right to take off and banks are closed and there are no transactions on holidays. The first bank holiday in England held when banker Henry James Earl of Camblessed took off on the 1st Monday in May in 1781. After that, bank employees started to take off on Easter. Bank holidays in UK were administered according to the Bank Holidays Act 1871 which described Easter Monday, first Monday in August, Saint Stephen’s Day, Christmas and first Monday in May as bank holidays in UK. Rightly a hundred year after, a new Bank Holidays Act 1971 were introduced which included all current bank holidays in UK. New Year and May Day were included as bank holidays in UK after 1971. There is a tradition in UK that if a bank holiday falls on weekends, the extra holiday is given on the next day (means on Monday or Tuesday). There are different bank holidays in UK in different parts. Bank holidays in England & Wales differ from the bank holidays in Scotland & Ireland. To know the bank holidays in UK, you have to know bank holidays in England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland separately.

2015 Bank Holidays in UK

Bank holidays UK 2015 starts with the celebration of New Year and ends with the celebration of Saint Stephens Day on the December 26, 2015. Bank holidays 2015 UK include Easter Monday as holiday in England & Ireland but not in Scotland. October bank holiday is offered on the 31st October in England & Ireland but not in Scotland. Saint Patrick Day is regarded as bank holiday only in Ireland but there is no holiday on Saint Patrick Day in England and Scotland. You will know bank holidays 2015 UK in detail by going through the list of bank holidays in UK which is mentioned according to the different parts of UK. The list of bank holidays in UK 2015 includes the list of bank holidays in England, list of bank holidays in Scotland, and list of bank holidays in Ireland. At first, we have mentioned the list of bank holidays in England:

Bank Holidays in England & Wales 2015 Date
New Year Day January 1, 2015
Good Friday April 03, 2015
Easter Monday April 5-6, 2015
Early May Bank Holiday May 4, 2015
Spring Bank Holiday May 25 , 2015
Summer Bank Holiday August 31 , 2015
Christmas December 25, 2015
Boxing Day, Saint Stephen’s Day December 26, 2015
The list of Bank holidays in Scotland
Bank Holidays in Scotland 2015 Date
New Year Day January 1, 2015
2nd January January 2, 2015
Good Friday April 03, 2015
Early May Bank Holiday May 4 , 2015
Spring Bank Holiday May 25 , 2015
Summer Bank Holiday August 3 , 2015
Saint Andrew’s Day November 30, 2015
Christmas December 25, 2015
Boxing Day, Saint Stephen’s Day December 26, 2015
The list of bank holidays in Ireland
Bank Holidays in Ireland 2015 Date
New Year Day January 1, 2015
Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2015
Easter Monday April 6, 2015
Early May Bank Holiday May 4 ,2015
June Bank Holiday June 1 , 2015
October Bank Holiday October 26 , 2015
Christmas December 25, 2015
Boxing Day, Saint Stephen’s Day December 26, 2015