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UK Bank Holidays for 2021

Calling all Monday - Friday Pirates, we love a good #lifehack. Especially when it can help you almost triple your days off this year! The way the bank holidays lie in 2021 means that you only need to take 18 annual leave days to achieve 48 days off!

Whether it's to spend more quality family time together, or just to give yourself the max time away from Sue in accounts, follow our handy tips below to get the most out of 2021 - because, let's admit it, we all need it!

Please note all the dates listed are for those who work full time Monday - Friday, as days off include weekends, and are given Bank Holidays off as part of their annual leave agreement.

Not sure what holiday to book. Get inspired and find out which holiday best suits your needs.

Bank Holidays in the UK

  1. New Years Day - 1st January, Friday

  2. Second January Bank Holiday (Substitute day, Scotland only) - 4th January, Monday

  3. Good Friday - 2nd April, Friday

  4. St Patrick’s Day - 17th March, Thursday

  5. Easter Monday - 5th April, Monday

  6. Early May bank holiday - 3rd May, Monday

  7. Spring bank holiday - 31st May, Monday

  8. Battle of the Boyne (Northern Ireland only) - 12th July, Monday

  9. Summer bank holiday - 30th August, Monday

  10. St Andrew's Day (Scotland only) 30th November, Tuesday

  11. Christmas Day (substitute day) - 27th December, Monday

  12. Boxing Day (Substitute day) - 28th December, Tuesday, Boxing Day

Get 38 days off with only taking 15 days annual leave in 2021

Easter 2021:

When it comes to Easter, bagsy April 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th off for another 10 days away from the office!

May Day 2021:

We can guarantee that if you ask the boss for May 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, you'll enjoy another 9 days off... unfortunately, we cannot ensure it'll be BBQ weather...

August Bank Holiday 2021:

Extend your summer without chipping away at that annual leave too much, take August 31st, September 1st, 2nd and 3rd off for another 9 days!

Christmas and New Year 2021/2022:

Get into the festive spirit early, get ahead of your colleagues and get December 29th, 30th & 31st in the annual leave diary to enjoy a ten day break.