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UK (United Kingdom) Public Holidays 2021

See also: 2021 public holidays in EMEA, EU, Europe, Ireland, OECD and worldwide.

UK (United Kingdom) public holidays by region: England and Wales (EAW), Northern Ireland (NIR), Scotland (SCT).

This page contains the list of UK (United Kingdom) 2021 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of UK (United Kingdom) official public holidays in 2021 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Jan Friday New Year's Day
Jan Monday New Year Holiday (SCT) regional
Mar Wednesday Saint Patrick's Day (NIR) regional
Apr Friday Good Friday
Apr Monday Easter Monday (except SCT)
May Monday May Day Bank Holiday
May Monday Spring Bank Holiday
July Monday Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day (NIR) regional
Aug Monday Summer Bank Holiday (SCT) (banks are open) regional
Aug Monday Summer Bank Holiday (except SCT)
Aug Monday Summer Bank Holiday (SCT) (banks only) regional banks
Dec Saturday Christmas Day
Dec Sunday Boxing Day
Dec Monday Christmas Holiday
Dec Tuesday Christmas Holiday

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Recent UK (United Kingdom) Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to UK (United Kingdom) public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in UK (United Kingdom) (beta)


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in UK (United Kingdom), with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2019-2029).

UK (United Kingdom) Background Information and Links



UK (United Kingdom) Regional Abbreviations


Below is a list of the UK (United Kingdom) regional abbreviations, used for regional public holidays, in the table above.