16 December 2015 by Anna Staford
Bank holidays in the United Kingdom are the days when most businesses and services close down. They were first introduced by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and since then there have been only 4 public holidays – Easter Monday, 1st Monday in August, Boxing Day and Whit Monday.
Nowadays England, Scotland and Wales all have eight public holidays every year, and Northern Ireland has all ten, including St. Patricks Day and Bottle of the Boyne. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day are given in lieu of Bank Holidays if they fall on weekend.
British bank holidays have always been a great time to get away from the city buzz or spend some quality time with your family. So be updated with the upcoming UK bank holidays in 2016 to plan your weekend getaways ahead.
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