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Is December 31st a Bank Holiday?

Is December 31st / New Years Eve a Bank Holiday

Is New Year’s Eve a Bank Holiday? / is NYE a Bank Holiday

December 31st is known as New Years Eve. It is not a Bank Holiday and is therefore treated as a working day when it falls on a weekday. Many businesses however close for the days between December 25th and the first working day in January or expect their staff to take leave over these days.

Is New Year’s Day a Bank Holiday / Is NYD a bank holiday

Yes, New Year’s Day is a Bank Holiday. If it falls at the weekend the next weekday is the New Year’s Day Bank Holiday.

What happens on New Year’s Day?

New Year’s Day is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. This means that it’s a day when banks and most businesses are closed, and many people have the day off work. It’s an opportunity to kickstart the year with some well-deserved rest and celebration.

Are banks closed on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve itself is not a Bank Holiday, so if it falls on a weekday when a bank would usually be open then you should expect your bank to be open. It would be best to double-check with the branch you plan to visit so see if they have reduced opening hours.

Links to official websites

Government Confirmation: According to the official UK Government website, New Year’s Day is recognised as a bank holiday. This information can be found on the government’s website at

Official UK Public Holiday Calendar: To further confirm this, you can refer to the official UK public holiday calendar, also available at This calendar provides a comprehensive list of all recognised public holidays, including New Year’s Day.

Also, see, Is Boxing Day a Bank Holiday?

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