PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN THE UK
and British Summer Time

The countries that make up the United Kingdom sometimes have different public holidays – known here as bank holidays – so these dates are marked up for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Asterisks * denote a Substitute Day – if a bank holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday unless that is also a bank holiday.


St Patrick's Day (Northern Ireland)
March 19, 2018*
Good Friday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
March 30, 2018
Easter Monday (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
April 2, 2018
Early May Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
May 7, 2018
Spring Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
May 28, 2018
Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day) (Northern Ireland)
July 12, 2018
Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
August 6, 2018
Summer Bank Holiday (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
August 27, 2018
St Andrew's Day (Scotland)
November 30, 2018
Christmas Day (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
December 25, 2018
Boxing Day (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
December 26, 2018

British Summer Time

British Summer Time (BST) starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October, at 1.00 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT):
In spring the clocks go forward, losing an hour: at 1.00 am GMT the UK moves to 2.00 am BST.
In autumn the clocks go back, giving an extra hour: at 2.00 am BST the UK moves to 1.00 am GMT
Clocks go forward on March 25, 2018
Clocks go back on October 28, 2018

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