Confirmed UK bank holidays for 2024 including two in May

There are five more bank holidays for people across England and Wales to enjoy this year.

Understanding the schedule of bank holidays in the UK can help you strategically plan your time off. When a bank holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute weekday typically follows, usually the subsequent Monday.

It's worth noting that employers aren't obligated to provide paid leave on bank or public holidays, and these holidays can also impact the timing and distribution of your benefits.

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Full list of remaining bank holidays in 2024 in England and Wales:

  • Monday, May 6 - Early May bank holiday

  • Monday, May 27 - Spring bank holiday

  • Monday, August 26 - Summer bank holiday

  • Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day

  • Thursday, December 26 - Boxing Day

Full list of bank holidays in 2025 in England and Wales:

  • Wednesday, January 1 - New Year's Day

  • Friday, April 18 - Good Friday

  • Monday, April 21 - Easter Monday

  • Monday, May 5 - Early May bank holiday

  • Monday, May 26 - Spring bank holiday

  • Monday, August 25 - Summer bank holiday

  • Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day

  • Friday, December 26 - Boxing Day

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