Bank Holidays For 2013 in England and Wales are as follows:
- January 1st is a Tuesday and this is New Year’s Day. For most of us this means recovering from the party the night before.
- March 29th is a Friday and this is the beginning of the Easter long weekend starting with Good Friday. This is a day commemorating the time when Jesus Christ was placed on the crucifix.
- April 1st is a Monday and the end of the Easter weekend with Easter Monday. This is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
- May 6th is a Monday and this marks the early May bank holiday. In 2012 this was moved to the beginning of June and there was an extra national holiday on the following Monday. This was to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Unfortunately there will be a long wait before the next one. The May Day celebrations date back two thousand years in the UK.
- May 27th is a Monday which is the Spring bank holiday. Many people regard this as the end of Spring and the beginning of summer. It was known as the Whitsun holiday in the past.
- August 26th is a Monday and is the Summer bank holiday. Many events take place over this weekend around the UK.
- December 25th is a Wednesday in 2013 which is of course to celebrate Christmas Day. The day Jesus was born.
- December 26th is a Thursday and this marks Boxing Day. Many people do not realise that Boxing Day was formed out of the tradition of giving gifts to servants and other workers who had worked the day before on Christmas Day.
Bank Holidays In Scotland 2013
The basic differences are that Scotland also has a holiday on January 2nd, the first Monday in August (which will land on the 5th of August 2013), and on 30th November for St Andrews Day. Scotland does not have a holiday on Easter Monday or at the end of August.
Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2013
St Patricks Day is celebrated here on 17th March. On the 12th July Northern Ireland has a bank holiday for The Twelfth, Battle of the Boyne.
Bank Holidays in the Republic of Ireland 2013
There is no holiday for Good Friday here. There is also no Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. The first Monday in June which falls on the 3rd in 2013 is a holiday unique to the Republic of Ireland. Like Scotland the August holiday falls on Monday 5th August. Surprisingly there is no New Year’s Eve holiday in the Republic of Ireland.
We have tried to include the information you would like to know regarding public holidays in 2013 for the UK. If you would like additional information on these dates, visit the Wikipedia bank holiday page here. Read the rest of this website for some tips on what to do for your holidays.