The expected dates and days of Northern Ireland bank and public holidays for this year, and the next year, are listed below.
Bank or Public Holiday 2024
New Year's Day Monday 1 January
St Patrick's Day Monday 18 March*
Good Friday Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Monday 1 April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6 May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May
Battle of the Boyne Friday 12 July
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26 August
Christmas Day Wed 25 December
Boxing Day Thurs 26 December
Bank or Public Holiday 2025
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January
St Patrick's Day Monday 17 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April
Easter Monday Monday 21 April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 5 May
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26 May
Battle of the Boyne Monday 14 July**
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 25 August
Christmas Day Thurs 25 December
Boxing Day Friday 26 December
*In 2024, as St Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday, the public holiday is given as Monday 18 March 2024.
**In 2025, Monday 14 July 2025 is a substitute day as 12 July falls on a Saturday.
What are bank and public holidays?
Bank holidays are holidays when banks and many other businesses are closed for the day. Public holidays are holidays that have been observed through custom and practice, such as Christmas Day.
Special bank holidays
There are laws that allow the dates of bank holidays to be changed, or other holidays to be declared, for example, to celebrate special occasions.
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