How many bank holidays are there in UK in 2023? All the dates to add to your calendar


Oh I see. Dreaming of days off eh? Well honestly who could blame you?

The good news is that, in addition to the usual bank holidays, we have King Charles III’s coronation ceremony taking place at Westminster Abbey in May this year to give us a well-earned extra date.

As for what else there is to look forward to in 2023 – following from a nightmare year that began with Omicron and the Ukraine war and brought a brutal cost of living crisis and sweltering summer heatwave, the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the disastrous 44-day premiership of Liz Truss – there is the summer music festival season and plenty of major sporting events to look forward to in the coming months.

This includes the Cricket World Cup to the Women’s World Cup, the Rugby World Cup and the Invictus Games.

There could even be a general election, although Rishi Sunak looks intent on holding out on that one for as long as possible.

Here’s a complete list of this year’s confirmed bank holidays.

  • Monday 2 January – New Year’s Day
  • Friday 7 April – Good Friday
  • Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 1 May – Early May bank holiday
  • Monday 8 May – King’s Coronation bank holiday
  • Monday 29 May – Spring bank holiday
  • Monday 28 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 26 December – Boxing Day

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