Public Holidays 2024

Public holidays 2024

Public holidays 2024 account for 8 days. This is 8 days that a percentage of the population will be able to take off work. Without a doubt a public holiday is always a reason to celebrate. In contrast to the last couple of years we will now be able to celebrate together. Often events up and down the country line up with Bank Holidays to ensure a good attendance.

2024 sees the introduction of an extra public holiday in addition to the standard. This new Bank Holiday is to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Undoubtedly events will be taking place up and down the country to celebrate this milestone. Book your breakaway today and celebrate in style.

How many public holidays in UK?

This year there are 8 more Bank Holidays left. In total there is 9 Bank or Public holidays.


  • 1st January – New Years Day
  • 15th April – Good Friday
  • 18th April – Easter Monday
  • 2nd June – Spring Bank Holiday (Moved from May)
  • 3rd June – Jubilee Bank Holiday
  • 1st August – Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland only)
  • 29th August – Summer Bank Holiday (England)
  • 30th November – St Andrews Day (Scotland only)
  • 26th December – Boxing Day
  • 27th December – Substitute Christmas

At this time, we are set to be able to enjoy the Bank Holidays to the fullest with lockdowns looking like a thing of the past. Clearly there is no better way to celebrate these special days than by booking a family break away. With over 500 properties we will have the perfect staycation for you. Book your UK holiday today with a low deposit of just £25. In addition to the family bring along your four-legged friends.

Pet Friendly

Many properties are pet friendly, so Rover needn’t be left at home. From beach to lakes, we have all basis covered. Looking for lively parks then head to Southview or any Seawick. Here you will find state of the art entertainment venues. Swimming pools, mini gold, arcades and much more. In contrast to this if you’re looking to relax head to Carlton Meres and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Only minutes from the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast you can enjoy all the peace that this part of Suffolk has to offer.

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Public Holidays England
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How Many Public Holidays In Uk

Public Holidays UK

What is the difference between Bank and Public Holidays UK? The simple answer is nowadays nothing. The official answer is:

‘Bank holidays are when banks and man other businesses are closed for the day. Public holidays are holidays which have been observed through custom and practice, such as Christmas Day.’

In the Uk Public/Bank holidays are days on which most businesses and non-essential services are closed. However, over the years many retailers (especially the larger ones) do open on some public holidays. Importantly there are still restrictions on trading on Sundays and Christmas day in England and Wales and New Years Day in Scotland. In contrast to the 1800’s when Bank Holidays were introduced there is no automatic right to time off on these days. Clearly banks still close and most of the working population is granted time off work or extra pay for working depending on their contracts.

UK Bank Holidays

The number of holidays varies across the UK. There are eight in England and Wales, nine in Scotland and ten in Northern Ireland. Additional days can be added for events like Royal Weddings or Jubilees. Seven holidays are common to all jurisdictions, these are:


  • New Years Day
  • Good Friday
  • Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Bank Holidays 2022

Bank Holidays are established in several ways. Firstly by statute (Statutory holidays), these are days specifically listed in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971. Secondly by royal proclamation, under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, bank holidays are proclaimed each year by the legal device of Royal Proclamation. Lastly by convention (common law holidays), these are holidays where it was deemed traditional days of rest. Good Friday and Christmas Day were deemed ‘common law’.

Royal Proclamation is also used to move Bank Holidays that would otherwise fall on a weekend, also to create extra one-off holidays. In this way, public holidays are not lost when they coincide with the weekend. In legislation these are knows as substitute days. Although there is no statutory right to paid leave for Bank Holidays, many are awarded the day off as part of their annual leave. Without a doubt these bank holidays need to be celebrated book a breakaway today. All our holidays can be booked with just £25 deposit. Grab the bucket and spade and head to the beach and enjoy the bank holiday sun.

Public Holiday

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Good Friday and Christmas Day are common law holidays and have been since time immemorial. The Bank of England up until 1834 recognised about 33 saints days as holidays. However in that year this was reduced to just four. The first official bank holidays were named in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, introduced by Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock. Under the act, no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do on Christmas Day. Workers were so grateful that some called the first bank holidays St Lubbocks Day.

Summer Bank Holiday

Some bank holidays we take for granted are recent additions. New Years Day only became a bank holiday in 1974. Clearly one of the most popular bank holidays is the Summer one in August. This only came into force in 1965 as a way of extending the British Holidays over a longer summer period. A century after the 1871 Act, the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 was passed. It should be noted that most holidays were specified in the 1971 act. However New Years Day and May Day were not introduced until 1974 and 1978 respectively. There has been calls for extra public holidays on the patron saints days in England and Wales, however this has not yet materialised.

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Public Holidays UK 2022

It was announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in 2020 that we would have a four-day weekend in June of 2022 to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. The May Bank Holiday would be moved to Thursday 2nd June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3rd June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate.

This is truly a historic moment in history. No other monarch has ruled for longer. Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and 70 years later is still serving the country she loves. Events up and down the country will focus on Her Majesty’s reign and her impact on the UK and the world since ascending the throne. Activity is already building up around the country in preparation for the celebrations.

Platinum Jubilee 2022

All eyes will turn to the UK in June when London will be alive with pomp and pageantry as we kick off one of the biggest celebrations since London 2012. Unquestionably British ceremonial splendour is part of what makes us great. The colour and history of guards on horseback filling The Mall, Pennants and flags hanging from the lamps, crowds lining the streets and the Royal Family in carriages will make this celebration traditionally British.

Absolutely the focus will be on London however spectacular moments will take place in other major cities. These will also be complemented by events in communities across the UK and Commonwealth, allowing people to join together in celebration and thanks at a national and local level.

Public Holidays 2022

Undoubtedly there will be so many events happening across the country to celebrate this extra public holidays 2022. In addition to the pomp and pageantry of London, Norfolk will be holding its own with events panned at Sandringham. The country retreat of her Majesty is opening the gates to the parkland for several big celebratory events this summer. The bank holiday weekend in June will see four big events take place. Importantly on the 2nd a beacon will be lit in the parkland. This beacon will join many others across the country and commonwealth to celebrate this remarkable achievement.

Katherine Jenkins

Friday 3rd June will see a special concert held in the park. Without a doubt tickets will sell fast for this. Join Katherine Jenkins OBE and The Military Wives and enjoy a night of music to celebrate her Majesty. Tickets are available here. On Saturday the park will play host to thousands joining together to watch the Platinum Party at the Palace. This BBC organised concert will celebrate 70 years of reign. The BBC has confirmed they will pull out all the stops to entertain both the Royal Family and excited crowds. Rumoured performers include Suffolk’s Ed Sheeran and international star Stevie Wonder.

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Public Holidays England

It should be noted that not all public holidays are in the Summer. With public holidays covering Easter and Christmas why not incorporate a break away during these times. Easter this year falls in April so some spring sunshine may be on the cards. Many holiday parks will operate a full Easter themed entertainments programme, meaning you and the family will never be bored. Importantly fear not the Easter Bunny will still visit the coast and make sure there is lots of chocolaty surprises when you awake.

California Cliffs

California Cliffs near Great Yarmouth is a fantastic family park. With a state-of-the-art entertainment venue and indoor pool, you will never be short of something to do. 2cHolidays has many properties on the park within walking distance of the main facilities. In addition to properties near the amenities we also have some stunning properties across the road on the slightly more peaceful part of California Cliffs. Both sites are within walking distance of the beach with it golden sands ideal for letting off some steam. Great Yarmouth is a short drive away and offers all the traditional seaside attractions we expect. In addition to these you will find the Famous Pleasure Beach. An exciting mix of white-knuckle and child friendly rides makes the Pleasure Beach ideal for a family day out.

Christmas Breaks away

For a truly cosy Christmas book Ebenezer Chapel. Located in the heart of rural Norfolk, you could wake up on Christmas morning in this former chapel and head down for breakfast in front of the log burner. Cosy blankets and hampers of hot chocolate really make this property something special.

It is absolutely a home away from home with full kitchen and dining areas meaning the traditional roast can still be achieved. For a glimpse of the chapel at Christmas head to Youtube and check it out. In spite of its rural location Ebenezer is ideally situated for easy travel to Kings Lynn and Norwich. Absolutely the perfect base to explore some of the best shopping Norfolk has to offer. Book your Christmas break today for just £25 deposit.