When to expect the next 2024 UK bank holidays and full list of 2025 dates

It's a lovely bank holiday. And unless you work in the service industry, or in a high street shop or supermarket, it's likely you're enjoying the day off.

This is the second bank holiday in May. It has provided many of us with a much-needed and very welcome long weekend.

Being aware of the UK's bank holidays in advance can be beneficial for planning time off and making the most of these dates.

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There are still three bank holidays left in 2024. Many workplaces and schools shut their doors on bank holidays.

However, it's important to remember that employers aren't required to offer paid leave on bank or public holidays and these holidays can also affect when and how benefits are distributed, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Here are the remaining bank holidays in 2024 for England and Wales:

  • Monday, August 26 - Summer bank holiday

  • Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day

  • Thursday, December 26 - Boxing Day

And here's the full list of bank holidays for 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