2016’s List of Holidays and Observances in United Kingdom


List of United Kingdom Holidays in 2016

Holiday Name

Date & Day

Holiday Type


New Year’s DayFriday, January 1, 2016Bank holiday
2nd JanuaryMonday, January 4, 2016Local holidayScotland
EpiphanyWednesday, January 6, 2016Christian
Orthodox Christmas DayThursday, January 7, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox New YearThursday, January 14, 2016Orthodox
Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)Monday, January 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Burns’ NightMonday, January 25, 2016Local observanceScotland
Chinese New YearMonday, February 8, 2016Observance
Carnival/Shrove TuesdayTuesday, February 9, 2016Christian
Carnival/Ash WednesdayWednesday, February 10, 2016Christian
Valentine’s DaySunday, February 14, 2016Observance
St. David’s DayTuesday, March 1, 2016ObservanceWales
Mothering SundaySunday, March 6, 2016Observance
St Patricks DayThursday, March 17, 2016Local holidayNorthern Ireland
Palm SundaySunday, March 20, 2016Christian
March equinoxSunday, March 20, 2016Season
Maundy ThursdayThursday, March 24, 2016Christian
PurimThursday, March 24, 2016Jewish holiday
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016Public holiday
Holy SaturdaySaturday, March 26, 2016Christian
Daylight Saving Time startsSunday, March 27, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Easter SundaySunday, March 27, 2016Christian
Easter MondayMonday, March 28, 2016Common Local holidaysENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL
First day of PassoverSaturday, April 23, 2016Jewish holiday
St. George’s DaySaturday, April 23, 2016Observance
Shakespeare DaySaturday, April 23, 2016Observance
Orthodox Good FridayFriday, April 29, 2016Orthodox
Last day of PassoverSaturday, April 30, 2016Jewish holiday
Orthodox Holy SaturdaySaturday, April 30, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox EasterSunday, May 1, 2016Orthodox
Orthodox Easter MondayMonday, May 2, 2016Orthodox
Early May Bank HolidayMonday, May 2, 2016Bank holiday
Yom HaShoahWednesday, May 4, 2016Jewish holiday
Ascension DayThursday, May 5, 2016Christian
Isra and Mi’rajThursday, May 5, 2016Muslim
Liberation DayMonday, May 9, 2016Local holidayGuernsey, Jersey
Yom HaAtzmautThursday, May 12, 2016Jewish holiday
PentecostSunday, May 15, 2016Christian
Whit MondayMonday, May 16, 2016Christian
Trinity SundaySunday, May 22, 2016Christian
Corpus ChristiThursday, May 26, 2016Christian
Lag B’OmerThursday, May 26, 2016Jewish holiday
Spring Bank HolidayMonday, May 30, 2016Bank holiday
Ramadan beginsTuesday, June 7, 2016Muslim
ShavuotSunday, June 12, 2016Jewish holiday
Father’s DaySunday, June 19, 2016Observance
June SolsticeMonday, June 20, 2016Season
Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Saturday, July 2, 2016Muslim
Eid-al-FitrThursday, July 7, 2016Muslim
Battle of the BoyneTuesday, July 12, 2016Local holidayNorthern Ireland
Summer Bank HolidayMonday, August 1, 2016Common Local holidaysScotland
Tisha B’AvSunday, August 14, 2016Jewish holiday
Assumption of MaryMonday, August 15, 2016Christian
Summer Bank HolidayMonday, August 29, 2016Common Local holidaysENG, Guernsey, Jersey, NIR, WAL
Eid-al-AdhaTuesday, September 13, 2016Muslim
September equinoxThursday, September 22, 2016Season
Rosh HashanaMonday, October 3, 2016Jewish holiday
Muharram/Islamic New YearMonday, October 3, 2016Muslim
Feast of St Francis of AssisiTuesday, October 4, 2016Christian
Yom KippurWednesday, October 12, 2016Jewish holiday
First day of SukkotMonday, October 17, 2016Jewish holiday
Last day of SukkotSunday, October 23, 2016Jewish holiday
Shmini AtzeretMonday, October 24, 2016Jewish holiday
Simchat TorahTuesday, October 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Daylight Saving Time endsSunday, October 30, 2016Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
HalloweenMonday, October 31, 2016Observance
All Saints’ DayTuesday, November 1, 2016Christian
All Souls’ DayWednesday, November 2, 2016Christian
Guy Fawkes DaySaturday, November 5, 2016Observance
Remembrance SundaySunday, November 13, 2016Observance
First Sunday of AdventSunday, November 27, 2016Observance
St Andrew’s DayWednesday, November 30, 2016Local holidayScotland
Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionThursday, December 8, 2016Christian
Prophet’s BirthdayMonday, December 12, 2016Muslim
December SolsticeWednesday, December 21, 2016Season
Christmas EveSaturday, December 24, 2016Observance
First Day of HanukkahSunday, December 25, 2016Jewish holiday
Christmas DaySunday, December 25, 2016Public holiday
Boxing DayMonday, December 26, 2016Bank holiday
Bank HolidayTuesday, December 27, 2016Bank holiday
New Year’s EveSaturday, December 31, 2016Observance