Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bank holidays in England

In planning my next trip to New Zealand I needed to know when the bank holidays are in England. I have been using a public calendar in Google Calendar for this purpose, however it didn't include next years holidays. I tried a few others and discovered that they are all missing days, which is appalling since there's only eight to keep track of. So I created my own calendar of bank holidays in England and marked it for public consumption. It's available in html, ics and xml.

The dates are taken from the UK governments Directgov website. An unusual fact is that most bank holidays aren't actually bank holidays until a royal proclamation is made saying so. So they dates are officially tentative but it's doubtful they will change, and I'll update the calendar if they do.