Are there any remaining bank holidays in 2022? The full list of days off across 2022 and 2023
The year may be coming to a close soon, but there are still some days off to look forward to.
With Royal events giving workers more bank holidays than usual this year, eyes are turning to what bank holidays are coming up for the rest of the year and 2023. The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II saw workers across the UK being given a four day weekend at the start of June while the Monarch’s death saw the UK take a day away from work for the state funeral in September.
When are the remaining bank holidays in 2022?
UK workers still have two bank holidays to look forward to in addition to any holiday leave. These fall on Boxing Day, which falls on a Monday this year and Tuesday, December 27.
The second day is used as a substitute for Christmas Day this year, which falls on a Sunday. This is done in a similar way to last year when Christmas Day and Boxing Day were on a Saturday and Sunday respectively.
These substitute days usually occur on the following work day if a bank holiday date falls on a weekend.
When are the 2023 bank holidays?
In terms of substitute days, the new year will begin as 2022 ended. With New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday next year, Monday, January 2 will take its place as the first bank holiday of the year.
Workers then need to wait until Easter to see another bank holiday where they will get Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10 off for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Less than one month later marks the early May bank holiday on Monday, May 1.
Only another couple of weeks will pass until the next extended weekend, which will see the public get Monday, May 29 off for the Spring bank holiday.
These May bank holidays mean the start to the Summer for many, and the season will be seen off with another three day weekend. This will be the final bank holiday until the festive period.
After three months without a public bank holiday, the next two will come on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2023 which fall on a Monday and Tuesday respectively.