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Bristol Post
Kate Wilson

When is the next bank holiday? Full list of 2023 dates and how many days off there are

The Easter holidays are coming to an end, but there are still plenty of Bank Holidays to come this year. In fact the next three all take place next month during May.

Throughout the year, Brits in England and Wales usually enjoy a total of eight bank holidays while those in Scotland enjoy nine bank holidays and 10 in Northern Ireland. In 2022 and 2023, the UK received an extra bank holiday for the platinum jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II and this year, the coronation of King Charles III.

The next Bank Holiday is set to take place on Monday, May 1, followed by the King’s Coronation bank holiday just one week later on Monday, May 8. The King’s coronation officially takes place on Saturday, May 6.

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Then at the end of the month there is the spring bank holiday, which usually takes place during half term. This year it falls on Monday, May 29. Then it will be a three-month wait for the next bank holiday which takes place in August.

Then after that it’s another long wait for the next bank holiday at Christmas. So if the Easter holidays has got you thinking when your next long weekend will be, scroll down for a list of 2023 bank holiday dates in England and Wales.

2023 bank holidays in England and Wales

2 January - Monday, New Year's Day (substitute day)

7 April - Good Friday

10 April - Easter Monday

1 May - Monday, Early May bank holiday

8 May - Monday, Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III

29 May - Monday, Spring bank holiday

28 August - Monday, Summer bank holiday

25 December - Monday, Christmas Day

26 December - Tuesday, Boxing Day

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