With the August Bank Holiday fading into memory, it’s time to start thinking about your holidays for 2018.
Bank holidays are public holidays that have been recognised since 1871.
Their name comes from the time when banks were shut and no trading took place.
We typically get eight bank holidays a year (with special added extras for royal weddings, or Queen’s Jubilee occasions).
On average, the British worker has 26 days of paid holiday per year – more than employees in the USA (15 days) and Japan (20 days).
But, unfortunately, we’re worse off than France, Spain and Germany (30 days) – so we need to make the most of our Bank Holidays.
Below is everything you need to know about next year in terms of days off and Bank Holidays.
You’ll probably be pencilling in holidays to your diaries from Christmas Day, so we thought you’d like to be aware…
Bank holiday dates in 2017 and 2018
2017 remaining bank holidays:
- Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
- Tuesday, December 26 – Boxing Day
- Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
- Friday, March 30 – Good Friday
- Monday, April 2 – Easter Monday
- Monday, May 7 – Early May bank holiday
- Monday, May 28 – Spring bank holiday
- Monday, August 27 – Summer bank holiday
- Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
- Wednesday, December 26 – Boxing Day