The expected dates of bank and public holidays in Northern Ireland for this year and the next two years, are listed below. *When the usual date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the 'substitute day' is normally the following Monday. For example in 2013, St Patrick's Day was on Sunday 17th March, so the substitute bank holiday was Monday, 18th March.
Northern Ireland Easter Dates 2015, 2016 and 2017.
|Northern Ireland Bank Holidays||2015||2016||2017|
|New Year's Day||1 Jan||2 Jan|
|St Patrick's Day||17 March|
|Good Friday||3 April||25 March||14 April|
|Easter Monday||6 April||28 March||17 April|
|Early May Bank Holiday||4 May||2 May||1 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday||25 May||30 May||29 May|
|Battle of the Boyne
|13 July*||12 July|
|31 Aug||29 Aug||28 Aug|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec||26 Dec*|
|Boxing Day||28 Dec*||27 Dec*||26 Dec|
Special bank holidays
There are laws that allow the dates of bank holidays to be changed, or other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special occasions.
There was a special bank holiday in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 late May bank holiday was moved to Monday 4 June 2012 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday fell on Tuesday 5 June 2012.
Republic of Ireland Bank Holidays. Easter 2015, 2016 and 2017 Dates.
There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. ROI Public holidays may commemorate a special day or other event, for example, St Patrick's Day (17 March) or Christmas Day (25 December). On a public holiday, sometimes called a bank holiday, most businesses and schools close.
|Ireland Bank Holidays, Irish Easter Dates|
|New Year’s Day||1 January|
|St Patrick’s Day|
|(Easter Sunday)||5 April||27 March||16 April|
|May Day Bank Holiday||2May|
|June Bank Holiday||1 June||6 June||5 June|
|3 Aug||1 Aug||7 Aug|
|October Bank Holiday||26 Oct||31 Oct||30 Oct|
|Christmas Day Bank Holiday|
|St. Stephen's Day Bank Holiday|
Substitute days are marked with *
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When the usual date of a bank or public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a 'substitute day' is given, normally the following Monday.
For example in 2009, Boxing Day was on Saturday, 26 December, so there was a substitute bank holiday on Monday, 28 December. The official public and bank holiday dates for the UK are listed on this webpage here -
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Interesting facts:In 1831, Lord Stanley, the Irish Chief Secretary, proposed a system of national elementary education. For its time it was one of the most advanced in the world and it was established forty years before a similar system was set up in England.
Lord Stanley set up a...