What Are The UK Public Holidays In 2023?

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Interested in learning about the various UK public holidays in 2023? We pulled together a quick guide for reference, so you can find all the bank holidays taking place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you’re planning holidays in advance, we hope this helps.

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UK Public Holidays 2023: England & Wales

In the following list, you can find all the UK public holidays for 2023 that are taking place in both England and Wales:

2 JanuaryMondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
7 AprilFridayGood Friday
10 April
MondayEaster Monday
1 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
29 May
MondaySpring Bank Holiday
28 August
MondaySummer Bank Holiday
25 December
MondayChristmas Day
26 December
TuesdayBoxing Day

UK Public Holidays 2023: Scotland

Which UK public holidays in 2023 are taking place in Scotland? Here is how to keep your diary up to date:

2 January
MondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
3 January
Tuesday2nd January (Substitute Day)
7 April FridayGood Friday
1 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
29 May
MondaySpring Bank Holiday
7 August
MondaySummer Bank Holiday
30 November
ThursdaySt Andrew’s Day
25 December
MondayChristmas Day
26 December
TuesdayBoxing Day

UK Public Holidays 2023: Northern Ireland

If you’re in Northern Ireland, here’s what to expect when it comes to bank holidays in your neck of the woods in 2023:

2 January
MondayNew Year’s Day (Substitute Day)
17 March
FridaySt Patrick’s Day
7 April FridayGood Friday
10 April
MondayEaster Monday
1 May
MondayEarly May Bank Holiday
29 May
MondaySpring Bank Holiday
12 JulyWednesdayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
28 August
MondaySummer Bank Holiday
25 December MondayChristmas Day
26 December
TuesdayBoxing Day

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How Many Bank Holidays Are There In 2023?

The number of UK public holidays in 2023 depends on where you reside. In England and Wales, you can count on eight bank holidays taking place in 2023. In Scotland, add an extra for a total of nine bank holidays, with the highest being ten holidays in Northern Ireland.

What Is A Substitute Day?

When a bank holiday would typically occur on a weekend, like Christmas or Boxing Day, that day is normally shifted to the next available weekday. This allows people who would otherwise have Saturday or Sunday off to enjoy a day of the week from work.

What Happened To The Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday?

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, which resulted in a four-day weekend in 2022, will no longer apply in 2023. That’s because the jubilee is celebrated to commemorate the Queen’s 70-year reign, and only applies for one year.

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