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.


  1. Thanks for the calendar. It really helps me plan ahead for when my British contacts will be away from the office.

  2. Google UK holidays are wrong, so I'm glad I found this today. I hope you will manage to keep it up. If not please let people know and hopefully someone else will do it.

  3. Thanks - this is dead handy. The standard UK ones show Scotland holidays in a very similar way to England ones, so the Summer Bank Holiday confused me!


  4. It's great to know that others are using this and find it of value. Thanks for the feedback!

  5. Thanks, this is really handy. I've managed to forget numerous times when planning August and thought we had a bank holiday.

  6. Thanks for creating and maintaining this. Absolutely perfect... I was so tired of the Google UK calendar.


  7. Thanks for your generosity in sharing this - extremely useful.

  8. Replies
    1. Yes, this is still updated. It has all the holidays through 2015, so even if I don't update it, it'll be a while before you notice. :-)