Bank and public holidays 2018 (Northern Ireland)
Although in general there is no statutory obligation on employers to observe bank holidays, they are widely observed. The bank and public holiday dates are set out below.
|New Year's Day||1 January (Monday)|
|Substitute bank holiday in lieu of 17 March (which falls on a Saturday)||19 March (Monday)|
|Good Friday||30 March (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||2 April (Monday)|
|May bank holiday||7 May (Monday)|
|Spring bank holiday||28 May (Monday)|
|Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen's Day)||12 July (Thursday)|
|Summer bank holiday||27 August (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||25 December (Tuesday)|
|Boxing Day||26 December (Wednesday)|
FAQs answers frequently asked questions on bank holidays:
- Can bank holidays be included in a worker's statutory leave entitlement?
- Are employees entitled to time off for bank holidays in addition to the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks?
- Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
- Is an employee who is required to work on bank holidays entitled to extra pay?
Additional information on bank holidays is available in Line manager briefings > Annual leave.
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