Here are the UK bank holidays 2023. Don’t forget there’s an extra bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

Bank holidays in England and Wales 2023

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 1 May – early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – extra bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday 28 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

Bank holidays in Scotland 2023

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Tuesday 3 January-  (substitute day)
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – extra bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday 7 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Thursday 30 November – St Andrew’s Day
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

Bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2023

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 17 March – St Patrick’s Day
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – extra bank holiday to mark the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Wednesday 12 July – Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
  • Monday 28 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Need help with calculating staff holiday? Download our free staff holiday calculator.  You should also start planning for staff holidays in 2023 by reading our guide to keeping your business running when your staff are on holiday. Alternatively get in touch with us if you would like advice on planning around UK bank holidays 2023.