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08/01/2011National and public holidays in the UK 2011

National and public holidays in the UK 2011 Here are some important dates in the United Kingdom holiday calendar.

Remember that public holidays are slightly different in Scotland compared to England and Wales. Northern Ireland has the same eight public holidays as England and Wales plus two more: St Patrick's Day and the Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

ENGLAND AND WALES


3 January - New Year's Day (bank holiday)
27 March - Daylight Saving Time starts
22 April - Good Friday (public holiday)
25 April - Easter Monday (bank holiday)
29 April - Royal Wedding
2 May - Early May Bank Holiday (first Monday in May)    
30 May - Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)    
29 August - Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August)    
30 October - Daylight Savings Time ends
26 December - Christmas Day (public holiday, in place of 25 December)    
27 December - Boxing Day (bank holiday, in place of 26 December)


 

Scotland: St Andrew's Day celebrations


SCOTLAND

3 January - New Year's Day (bank holiday)
4 January - Second of January (bank holiday)
27 March - Daylight Saving Time starts
22 April - Good Friday (public holiday)
25 April - Easter Monday (bank holiday)
29 April - Royal Wedding
2 May - Early May Bank Holiday (first Monday in May)    
30 May - Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)    
2 August - Summer Bank Holiday (first Monday in August)   
29 August - Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August) 
30 October - Daylight Savings Time ends  
30 November - St Andrew's Day (30 Nov or the next Monday if a weekend)   
26 December - Christmas Day (public holiday, in place of 25 December)    
27 December - Boxing Day (bank holiday, in place of 26 December)

NORTHERN IRELAND

3 January - New Year's Day (bank holiday)
17 March - St Patrick's Day
27 March - Daylight Saving Time starts
22 April - Good Friday (public holiday)
25 April - Easter Monday (bank holiday)
29 April - Royal Wedding
2 May - Early May Bank Holiday (first Monday in May)    
30 May - Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)     
12 July - Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day)
29 August - Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August)   
30 October - Daylight Savings Time ends
26 December - Christmas Day (public holiday, in place of 25 December)    
27 December - Boxing Day (bank holiday, in place of 26 December)

AFP PHOTO/Peter Muhly
United Kingdom, Downpatrick : People dressed in festive colours waving the red and white Saint Patrick's flag enjoy the St. Patrick Day parade in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Note: In 2012, there will be an additional public holiday in the UK on June 5 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

LB / Expatica



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