The Summer Bank Holiday is a holiday that for many marks the end of Summer. During the three-day weekend many people take short trips or holidays, visiting family and friends in different parts of the country.

Statutory bank holiday from 1971, following a trial period from 1965 to 1971.
Replaced the first Monday in August (formerly commonly known as “August Bank Holiday”) which had been in use from 1871. The legislation does not specify a name for the holiday, merely when it occurs.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the summer bank holiday is on the last Monday of August. In Scotland it is on the first Monday of August. This day marks the end of the summer holidays for many people who return to work or school in the autumn.

England, Northern Ireland, and Wales

When is Summer Bank Holiday ?

  • Summer Bank Holiday in 2022 is on Monday, 29-August, 2022.
  • Summer Bank Holiday in 2021 was on Monday, 30-August, 2021.
  • Summer Bank Holiday in 2020 was on Monday, 31-August, 2020.

Check all the historical dates for Summer Bank Holiday in below table.
. Summer Bank Holiday .
YEAR DATE
2026Monday, 31-Aug-2026
2025Monday, 25-Aug-2025
2024Monday, 26-Aug-2024
2023Monday, 28-Aug-2023
2022Monday, 29-Aug-2022
2021Monday, 30-Aug-2021
2020Monday, 31-Aug-2020
2019Monday, 26-Aug-2019
2019Monday, 26-Aug-2019
2018Monday, 27-Aug-2018

Scotland

When is Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) ?

  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) in 2022 is on Monday, 01-August, 2022.
  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) in 2021 was on Monday, 02-August, 2021.
  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) in 2020 was on Monday, 03-August, 2020.

Check all the historical dates for Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) in below table.
. Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) .
YEAR DATE
2026Monday, 03-Aug-2026
2025Monday, 04-Aug-2025
2024Monday, 05-Aug-2024
2023Monday, 07-Aug-2023
2022Monday, 01-Aug-2022
2021Monday, 02-Aug-2021
2020Monday, 03-Aug-2020
2019Monday, 05-Aug-2019
2018Monday, 06-Aug-2018