Britain’s calendar

Britain's Calendar, Bank Holidays. Things to doWhen are Britain’s public holidays? What’s on in Britain?  Use the drop-down menu to explore Britain’s calendar – the annual events that take place in Britain, from Spring through Summer and Autumn to Winter.  Unless specifically stated, a date or event is not a public holiday.

So – what about public holidays?

In Britain, there is little practical difference between a public or a bank holiday, and the terms are used interchangeably.  A bank holiday is a legal holiday on a weekday when banks, schools and other institutions are closed.  Bank holidays can affect travel – for example, public transport companies often operate Sunday services and traffic on roads is often heavier.  If a bank holiday date falls over a weekend, a substitute weekday – usually the next Monday – becomes the Bank Holiday.

UK Bank Holidays


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