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Public Holiday Calendar for Northern Ireland 2024

Your guide to the Public Holidays in Northern Ireland for 2024...
Mandy WebbPosted on Monday, February 19th 2024

How many Bank Holidays are there in 2024?

In 2024, we will see 10 Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland, which is two more than in England and Wales, and one more than in Scotland.

  • Monday 1st January - New Year's Day
  • Monday 18th March (substitute day) - St Patrick's Day 
  • Friday 29th March - Good Friday 
  • Monday 1st April - Easter Monday 
  • Monday 6th May - Early May Bank Holiday 
  • Monday 27th May - Spring Bank Holiday 
  • Friday 12th July - Battle of the Boyne / Orangemen's Day
  • Monday 26th August - Summer Bank Holiday 
  • Wednesday 25th December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26th December - Boxing Day 

When is the next bank holiday in Northern Ireland?

The next Bank Holiday will be Monday 18th March, a substitute day, for St Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

Do Northern Ireland get the same bank holidays as the rest of the UK?

No, there are 2 additional bank holidays in Northern Ireland, meaning it has the most bank holidays of any region in the UK.

Is Saint Patrick's Day a bank holiday in Northern Ireland?

Yes, Saint Patrick's Day (17th March) is an officially recognised holiday across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with employees receiving a day off to mark the occasion.

What are the extra bank holidays in Northern Ireland?

Saint Patrick's Day (17th March) and The Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day - 12th July) are the two additional bank holidays which are celebrated in Northern Ireland, but aren't given as days off in the rest of the UK.

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