What Are The UK Public Holidays In 2022?

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What are the UK public holidays for 2022? In our handy reference guide, we detail all the bank holidays throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. When it comes to planning holiday, or helping your staff plan their various types of leave, we hope it helps.

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UK Public Holidays 2022: England & Wales

The following encompasses all the public holidays for 2022 in the UK, as it concerns both England and Wales:

3 January MondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
15 April
FridayGood Friday
18 April
MondayEaster Monday
2 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
2 June
ThursdaySpring Bank Holiday
3 June FridayPlatinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
9 August
MondaySummer Bank Holiday
26 December
MondayBoxing Day
27 December
TuesdayChristmas Day (substitute day)

UK Public Holidays 2022: Scotland

When it comes to the UK public holidays for 2022 in Scotland, here is what you can expect:

3 January
MondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
4 January
Tuesday2nd January (Substitute Day)
15 April
FridayGood Friday
2 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
2 June
ThursdaySpring Bank Holiday
3 June
FridayPlatinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
1 August
MondaySummer Bank Holiday
30 November
WednesdaySt Andrew’s Day
26 December
MondayBoxing Day
27 December TuesdayChristmas Day (Substitute Day)

UK Public Holidays 2022: Northern Ireland

The public holidays in 2022 for the UK are a little bit different when it comes to Northern Ireland. Here is what you can expect:

3 January
MondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
17 March
ThursdaySt Patrick’s Day
15 April
FridayGood Friday
18 April
MondayEaster Monday
2 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
2 June
ThursdaySpring Bank Holiday
3 June
FridayPlatinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
12 July
TuesdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
29 August MondaySummer Bank Holiday
26 December
MondayBoxing Day
27 December
TuesdayChristmas Day (Substitute Day)

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How Many Bank Holidays Are There In 2022?

As far as public holidays in 2022 for the UK are concerned, England and Wales will enjoy a total of nine bank holidays. This marks the least in the United Kingdom, though, as Scotland will have ten bank holidays and Northern Ireland sits at the top with eleven.

Is There An Extra Bank Holiday In 2022?

Indeed, there is! 2022 will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, resulting in a four-day weekend for residents across the United Kingdom. That includes holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Where Did The “Late May Bank Holiday” Go In 2022?

Don’t worry, the spring bank holiday that is normally marked near the end of May will instead occur at the beginning of June.

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