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Christmas Countdown Lifestyle Blog, helping you plan a stress-free Christmas.
Christmas Countdown Lifestyle Blog, helping you plan a stress-free Christmas.

Christmas Countdown

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Is Christmas Eve a Bank Holiday?

Is Christmas Eve a Bank Holiday?

Lots of people are asking if Christmas Eve is a Bank Holiday. The answer is no, it isn’t. In the UK many companies let their staff finish early on Christmas Eve. Shops, pubs and restaurants of course stay open as long as they can for last minute business. There are often last minute bargains to be had in UK supermarkets on Christmas Eve when the shops try to sell off surplus Christmas food items.

If you have children, don’t forget to make sure that they leave a mince pie out for Father Christmas along with something to drink and a carrot for the reindeer.

When is Christmas Eve?

Christmas Eve is December 24th, the day before Christmas Day. Although it is called Christmas Eve, the name applies to the whole day.

is Christmas a Bank Holiday?

Yes, Christmas Day is recognized as a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. This means that on Christmas Day, most banks, businesses, and government offices are closed. It’s a time for people to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

Official Confirmation: You can find official information about Christmas as a bank holiday on the UK Government’s website at www.gov.uk. Additionally, the official UK public holiday calendar is available at www.gov.uk/bank-holidays for reference.

Also, see, Is New Year’s Eve a Bank Holiday?



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