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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bank Holidays in the UK

National holidays or public holidays are called Bank Holidays in Britain.

The UK has fewer public holidays than many other countries including Japan and India.

The main public (bank) holidays in the UK are:

January 1 - New Year's Day

Good Friday (late March or early April)

Easter Monday (late March or early April)

First Monday in May (May Day)

Last Monday in May

Last Monday in August

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - Boxing Day

* If January 1 or December 25 or 26 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Monday becomes a holiday.

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