UK bank holiday dates for 2021

We love Bank Holidays here at FlipFlops.co.uk as each year it gives us an extra 8 or so bonus days where we can have a guilt free day off! We use these days to throw on our Flip Flops and prey the sun will be shining! But, how you use the time off is 100% up to you!

To help you plan and get in the mood for the year ahead we have added these dates so you can diary them and look forward to some much deserved time off! Enjoy! 🙂


England and Wales bank holidays

DateDayEvent
1st JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
2nd AprilFridayGood Friday
5th AprilMondayEaster Monday
3rd MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
31st MayMondaySpring bank holiday
30th AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27th DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28th DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)

Scotland bank holidays

DateDayEvent
1st JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
4th JanuaryMondayWish England had a bank holiday here! 😉
2nd AprilFridayGood Friday
3rd MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
31st MayMondaySpring bank holiday
2nd AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
30th NovemberTuesdaySt Andrew’s Day
27th DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28th DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)

Northern Ireland bank holidays

DateDayEvent
1st JanuaryFridayNew Year’s Day
17th MarchWednesdaySt Patrick’s Day
2nd AprilFridayGood Friday
5th AprilMondayEaster Monday
3rd MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
31st MayMondaySpring bank holiday
12th JulyMondayBattle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
30th AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
27th DecemberMondayChristmas Day (substitute day)
28th DecemberTuesdayBoxing Day (substitute day)

Final words!

We’ve just noticed that here in England we are being short changed! The English get 8 bank holidays in 2021 but Scotland gets 9 and Northern Ireland win with 10!

Is it time to set up an online petition to the Government so we can get an extra 2 days?