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Bank Holiday & School Term Dates

Bank Holiday and Public Holiday dates in England and Wales for 2016 and 2017 are listed below.  School term and half-term dates are included for schools in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and we've included dates for UK special occasions such as Mother's Day.

Public & Bank Holiday Dates


England & Wales 2016 2015 2017 
New Year's DayFri 1 JanThu 1 JanSun 1 Jan
Bank Holiday Substitute Day (New Year's Day)  Mon 2 Jan
Good FridayFri 25 MarFri 3 AprFri 14 Apr
Easter MondayMon 28 MarMon 6 AprMon 17 Apr
    
Early May Bank HolidayMon 2 MayMon 4 MayMon 1 May
Spring Bank HolidayMon 30 MayMon 25 MayMon 29 May
    
Summer Bank HolidayMon 29 AugMon 31 AugMon 28 Aug
Christmas DaySun 25 DecFri 25 DecMon 25 Dec
Boxing DayMon 26 DecSat 26 DecTue 26 Dec
Bank Holiday Substitute Day (Christmas Day)

Tue 27 Dec

  
Bank Holiday Substitute Day (Boxing Day) Mon 28 Dec 
    

Hampshire/Isle of Wight School Term Dates


Term2015-16 2016-17 
AutumnWed 2 Sep to Fri 18 Dec 2015Tue 6 Sep to Fri 16 Dec 2016
Autumn Half-TermMon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct 2015Mon 24 Oct to Fri 28 Oct 2016
Christmas BreakMon 21 Dec to Fri 1 Jan 2016Mon 19 Dec to Mon 2 Jan 2017
   
SpringMon 4 Jan to 25 Mar 2016Tue 3 Jan to Fri 7 Apr 2017
Spring Half-TermMon 15 Feb to Fri 19 Feb 2016Mon 20 Feb to Fri 24 Feb 2017
Easter BreakMon 28 Mar to Fri 8 Apr 2016Mon 10 Apr to Fri 21 Apr 2017
   
SummerMon 11 Apr to Wed 20 Jul 2016Mon 24 Apr to Tue 25 Jul 2017
Summer Half-TermMon 30 May to Fri 3 Jun 2016Mon 29 May to Fri 2 Jun 2017
Summer BreakThu 21 Jul to Mon 5 Sep 2016Wed 26 Jul to Fri 1 Sep 2017
   

Other Notable UK Dates


Event 2016 2017 
Robert Burns NightMon 25 JanWed 25 Jan
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)Tue 9 FebTue 28 Feb
Ash WednesdayWed 10 FebWed 1 Mar
St David's DayTue 1 MarWed 1 Mar
Mothering SundaySun 6 MarSun 26 Mar
St Patrick's DayThu 17 MarFri 17 Mar
Maundy ThursdayThur 24 MarThu 13 Apr
Good FridayFri 25 MarFri 14 Apr
Easter SundaySun 27 MarSun 16 Apr
Easter MondayMon 28 MarMon 17 Apr
April Fool's DayFri 1 AprSat 1 Apr
Queen Elizabeth's BirthdayThu 21 AprFri 21 Apr
St George's DaySat 23 AprSun 23 Apr
Father's DaySun 19 JunSun 18 Jun
HalloweenMon 31 OctTue 31 Oct
All Saint's DayTue 1 NovWed 1 Nov
Guy Fawkes NightSat 5 NovSun 5 Nov
   
   

British Summer Time



20162017
Clocks go forward 1 hour
Sun 27 Mar
Sun 26 Mar
 
Clocks go back 1 hour
Sun 30 Oct
Sun 29 Oct
 

Every effort has been made to ensure the above dates are correct at the time of publishing but there are occasions when changes occur beyond our control so please check with a third party source if a date is important to your travel plans. Red Funnel can accept no liability for any inaccuracies.

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