The next 2024 bank holidays and full list of 2025 dates

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The second May bank holiday is upon us today, Monday, providing many with a much-needed 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.

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