2019 public holidays in England

by Mary Del Rosario
Stripes Europe

Whether you’re stationed in England or are planning to visit, be sure to plan accordingly to when their bank holidays are in order to avoid closures of shops and attractions. Below are eight holidays in England to keep an eye out for.

1. New Year’s Day – Jan. 1

2. Good Friday – April 19

3. Easter Monday – April 22

4. Early May Bank Holiday – May 6

5. Spring Bank Holiday – May 27

6. Summer Bank Holiday – Aug. 26

7. Christmas – Dec. 25

8. Boxing Day – Dec. 26

Other holidays in the UK

  • Scotland celebrates St. Andrew’s Day on Nov. 30. They also observe Jan. 2 as a bank holiday.
  • In Northern Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is observed as a bank holiday. Ireland has the most holidays in the UK with a total of ten.
  • Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on Nov. 5 but is not considered a bank holiday.  

Things to know

  • In England during Christmas, public transportation will not be available and there will be reduced service on Boxing Day. Many London attractions, shops and restaurants will be closed on Christmas.
  • Major shops in England will be closed during Easter with the exception of small shops, pharmacies and train stations.

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