MOST Brits didn't have a holiday in 2020 as – thanks to the Covid pandemic – it was effectively a write-off for trips abroad.
Hopefully worn-out workers will get the chance to recharge in 2021. Check here for this year's next bank holiday.
When is the next bank holiday in the UK?
The next bank holiday for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in 2021 is Good Friday, April 2.
It's followed by Good Monday, on April 5.
When are the bank holidays in the UK?
Bank holidays in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales:
- April 2 – Good Friday
- April 5 – Easter Monday
- May 3 – Early May bank holiday
- May 31 – Spring bank holiday
- August 30 – Summer bank holiday – or August 2 for those in Scotland
- December 27 – Christmas Day (substitute day)
- December 28 – Boxing Day (substitute day)
- Battle of the Boyne/Orangemen's Day is marked in Northern Ireland on July 12
- In Scotland, St Andrews Day falls on Tuesday, November 30
What is a bank holiday?
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the UK when most people are given an extra day off work.
They were given the name bank holidays as banks are closed – and if they can't do business, no-one else can.
Similarly, schools are shut on bank holidays, and transport services are often scaled back.
Booking certain days off work can help your holiday allowance stretch further.
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