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A bank holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies. The term refers to all public holidays in the United Kingdom be they set out in statute, declared by royal proclamation or held by convention under common law. The term is also colloquially used to refer to public holidays in the Republic of Ireland.
The term "bank holiday" refers to the fact that banking institutions close for business on such holidays.
List of current holidays
|Isle of Man
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|2 January||2 January|
|17 March||Saint Patrick's Day|
|The Friday before Easter Sunday||Good Friday|
|The Monday after Easter Sunday||Easter Monday|
|First Monday in May||Early May Bank Holiday|
|9 May||Liberation Day|
|Last Monday in May||Spring Bank Holiday / Late May Bank Holiday|
|First Monday in June||June Bank Holiday|
|First Friday in June||Senior Race Day|
|5 July||Tynwald Day|
|12 July||The Twelfth (Battle of the Boyne)|
|First Monday in August||Summer Bank Holiday|
|Last Monday in August||Late Summer Bank Holiday / August Bank Holiday|
|Last Monday in October||October Bank Holiday|
|30 November||St Andrew's Day|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Boxing Day / St Stephen's Day|
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- Public holidays, Citizens Information Board, 20 January 2020
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- Bank Holidays and British Summer Time
- Scotland Bank Holidays - Scottish Government
- Text of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.
- Annual leave and public holidays (Ireland)
- Calendar of all legal Public and Bank Holidays worldwide, until 2050
- FirstCaribbean International Bank: Bank Holidays in the Caribbean region
- Bank Holidays 2016 in India
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