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These are all of the bank holidays that you have to look forward to in 2022

For most of us, it’s never too early to begin planning for future bank holidays - whether you’re thinking of a weekend away, a trip abroad or simply relaxing at home without having to worry about work.

Regardless of what your plans are, this is everything you need to know about the bank holidays in 2022.

What’s a substitute day?

If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, the next available weekday that isn’t also a bank holiday date then becomes the “substitute day”.

For example, last year Christmas Day and Boxing Day both had substitute days as both dates fell on a weekend in December 2021.

So while Christmas is on 25 December and Boxing Day on 26 December, the 27 and 28 December 2021 were substitute bank holiday days instead.

Bank holidays in England and Wales in 2022

These are all the bank holidays for England and Wales in 2022:

  • Monday 3 January, New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 15 April, Good Friday
  • Monday 18 April, Easter Monday
  • Monday 2 May, Early May bank holiday 
  • Thursday 2 June, Spring bank holiday
  • Friday 3 June, Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • Monday 29 August, Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 26 December, Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December, Christmas Day (substitute day)

Bank holidays in Scotland in 2022

Bank holidays in Scotland are largely the same as that in England and Wales, save for a few changes.

These are all the Scottish bank holidays taking place in 2022:

  • Monday 3 January, New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Tuesday 4 January, Second of January (substitute day)
  • Friday 15 April, Good Friday
  • Monday 2 May, Easy May bank holiday
  • Thursday 2 June, Spring bank holiday
  • Friday 3 June, Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • Monday 1 August, Summer bank holiday
  • Wednesday 30 November, St Andrew’s Day
  • Monday 26 December, Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December, Christmas Day (substitute day)
This year Christmas Day and Boxing Day will both occur on substitute days (Photo: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Bank holidays in Northern Ireland in 2022

Again, bank holidays in Northern Ireland are mostly the same as the rest of the UK with a few minor differences.

These are all the bank holidays taking place in Northern Ireland in 2022:

  • Monday 3 January, New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Thursday 17 March, St Patrick’s Day
  • Friday 15 April, Good Friday
  • Monday 18 April, Easter Monday
  • Monday 2 May, Easy May bank holiday
  • Thursday 2 June, Spring bank holiday
  • Friday 3 June, Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • Tuesday 12 July, Battle of Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
  • Monday 29 August, Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 26 December, Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December, Christmas Day (substitute day)