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UK Bank Holiday dates for next year as Brits are given extra day off

Ali Condon

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UK Bank Holiday dates for next year as Brits are given extra day off

It hasn't even started yet and 2023 is already shaping up to be a great year.

After a turbulent year for the Royal Family, King Charles' coronation will mean that Brits will get to enjoy a bonus day off.

Workers across the UK will get to enjoy a lively three-day weekend in May to mark the historic event.

King Charles's coronation will mean a bonus bank holiday for Brits. Credit: YouTube/Royal Family
King Charles's coronation will mean a bonus bank holiday for Brits. Credit: YouTube/Royal Family

The ceremony is set to take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May, and Monday 8 May will be made a bank holiday in 2023, giving people across Britain ample time to celebrate - similarly to the bank holiday introduced for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953,

Announcing the bonus day off earlier this year, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: "The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country.

"In recognition of this historic occasion, I am pleased to announce an additional bank holiday for the whole United Kingdom next year.

"I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour."

Of course, not everyone will get an extra day off work as it'll depend on what your employer decides to do.

But even if you don't, your boss might include it as an extra day on your annual leave entitlement.

How are you going to spend the bonus day off? Credit: PA Images / Alamy.
How are you going to spend the bonus day off? Credit: PA Images / Alamy.

So, before we start booking our annual leave for the year, what are the other bank holiday date for 2023?

For England and Wales, they're as follows:

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday 28 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

For Scotland, holiday dates are *slightly* different, bonus days off in January and November, one less day off in April, and a different summer bank holiday:

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Tuesday 3 January – 2nd January (substitute day)
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday 7 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Thursday 30 November – St Andrew’s Day
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

And, in Northern Ireland, there are bank holidays for St Patrick's Day and Battle of the Boyne, with a later summer bank holiday pushed back to the end of August:

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 17 March – St Patrick’s Day
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Wednesday 12 July – Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
  • Monday 28 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Good News, UK News, News, Royal Family

Ali Condon
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