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Holidays and Observances in the United Kingdom in 2026

Holidays and Observances in the United Kingdom in 2026

Date NameTypeDetails
Jan 1ThursdayNew Year's DayBank Holiday 
Jan 2Friday2nd JanuaryLocal Bank HolidayScotland
Jan 5MondayTwelfth NightObservance, Christian 
Jan 6TuesdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7WednesdayOrthodox Christmas DayObservance, Orthodox 
Jan 14WednesdayOrthodox New YearObservance, Orthodox 
Jan 16FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Jan 25SundayBurns NightLocal ObservanceScotland
Feb 2MondayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish Holiday 
Feb 14SaturdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 17TuesdayCarnival / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake DayObservance, Christian 
Feb 17TuesdayLunar New YearObservance 
Feb 18WednesdayRamadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Feb 18WednesdayCarnival / Ash WednesdayObservance, Christian 
Mar 1SundaySt. David's DayLocal ObservanceWales
Mar 3TuesdayPurimJewish Holiday 
Mar 15SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim 
Mar 15SundayMother's DayObservance 
Mar 17TuesdaySt Patrick's DayLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Mar 20FridayEid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason 
Mar 29SundayPalm SundayObservance, Christian 
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Apr 2ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian 
Apr 2ThursdayFirst day of PassoverJewish Holiday 
Apr 3FridayGood FridayBank Holiday 
Apr 4SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian 
Apr 5SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayCommon Local HolidayENG, NIR, WAL
Apr 6MondayEaster MondayLocal ObservanceScotland
Apr 9ThursdayLast day of PassoverJewish Holiday 
Apr 10FridayOrthodox Good FridayObservance, Orthodox 
Apr 11SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayObservance, Orthodox 
Apr 12SundayOrthodox EasterObservance, Orthodox 
Apr 13MondayOrthodox Easter MondayObservance, Orthodox 
Apr 14TuesdayYom HaShoahJewish Commemoration 
Apr 22WednesdayYom HaAtzmautJewish Holiday 
Apr 22WednesdayStephen Lawrence DayObservance 
Apr 23ThursdaySt. George's DayLocal Observance 
Apr 23ThursdayShakespeare DayObservance 
May 4MondayEarly May Bank HolidayBank Holiday 
May 5TuesdayLag B'OmerJewish Holiday 
May 14ThursdayAscension DayObservance, Christian 
May 22FridayShavuotJewish Holiday 
May 24SundayPentecostObservance, Christian 
May 25MondayWhit MondayObservance, Christian 
May 25MondaySpring Bank HolidayBank Holiday 
May 27WednesdayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim 
May 31SundayTrinity SundayObservance, Christian 
Jun 4ThursdayCorpus ChristiObservance, Christian 
Jun 17WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jun 20SaturdayKing's BirthdayObservance 
Jun 21SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 22MondayWindrush DayObservance 
Jun 26FridayAshura (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Jul 12SundayBattle of the BoyneLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Jul 13MondayBattle of the Boyne observedLocal Bank HolidayNIR
Jul 23ThursdayTisha B'AvJewish Holiday 
Aug 3MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon Local HolidayScotland
Aug 15SaturdayAssumption of MaryObservance, Christian 
Aug 26WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim 
Aug 31MondaySummer Bank HolidayCommon Local HolidayENG, NIR, WAL
Sep 3ThursdayJanmashtami (Smarta)Hindu Holiday 
Sep 4FridayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday 
Sep 12SaturdayRosh HashanaJewish Holiday 
Sep 21MondayYom KippurJewish Holiday 
Sep 23WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason 
Sep 26SaturdayFirst day of SukkotJewish Holiday 
Oct 2FridayHoshana RabbahJewish Holiday 
Oct 3SaturdayShemini AtzeretJewish Holiday 
Oct 4SundayFeast of St Francis of AssisiObservance, Christian 
Oct 4SundaySimchat TorahJewish Holiday 
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1SundayAll Saints' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 2MondayAll Souls' DayObservance, Christian 
Nov 5ThursdayGuy Fawkes DayObservance 
Nov 8SundayRemembrance SundayObservance 
Nov 29SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance, Christian 
Nov 30MondaySt Andrew's DayLocal Bank HolidayScotland
Dec 5SaturdayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish Holiday 
Dec 8TuesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionObservance, Christian 
Dec 12SaturdayLast day of HanukkahJewish Holiday 
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian 
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayBank Holiday 
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayBank Holiday 
Dec 28MondaySubstitute Bank Holiday for Boxing DayBank Holiday 
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance 

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