United Kingdom

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in the United Kingdom for 2018 ready to be integrated into your application.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is known as the UK, the United Kingdom, or Britain. This island nation in northwest Europe, includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and was officially founded in 1922. The UK is a global power whose culture has influenced many different countries throughout the years.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Monday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 2nd Tuesday Second Day of the New Year Only in certain states.
February 14th Wednesday Valentine's Day
March 3rd Saturday World Wildlife Day
March 11th Sunday Mother's Day
March 17th Saturday Saint Patrick's Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 19th Monday Saint Patrick's Day (Observed) Only in certain states. Long weekend.
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
March 30th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 1st Sunday Easter
April 2nd Monday Easter Monday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
May 7th Monday Early May Bank Holiday Long weekend.
May 28th Monday Spring Bank Holiday Long weekend.
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
June 30th Saturday International Asteroid Day
July 12th Thursday Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day) Only in certain states.
July 18th Wednesday Nelson Mandela International Day
August 6th Monday Summer Bank Holiday Only in certain states. Long weekend.
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
November 30th Friday Saint Andrew's Day Only in certain states. Long weekend.
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 24th Monday Christmas Eve
December 25th Tuesday Christmas Day
December 26th Wednesday Boxing Day
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
If you happen to notice a mistake, please get in touch.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="GB" -d year="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "GB",
  "year": "2018",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'GB',
  year: '2018',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'GB',
  'year' => '2018',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "GB"
$Body.year = "2018"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'GB',
  'year': '2018',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'GB',
  'year': '2018',
})