School Holidays 2017 United Kingdom (UK)
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On this page you can find the dates for the school holidays 2017 in the UK. See the February half term, Easter holidays, May half term and October half term. You can also check out the separate pages for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. See the 2018 school holidays on this page: School holidays UK 2018.
At the bottom of this page you can find the public holidays in the United Kingdom.
Below you see the school holiday dates for England 2017. These are preliminary dates! Please note: these are guidelines, exceptions possible. Always check with your child's school.
Below you see the school holiday dates for Northern Ireland 2017, as far as now known. Please note: these are guidelines.
Below you see the school holiday dates for Scotland 2017. Please note: these are guidelines.
Below the school holiday dates for Wales 2017. Local authorities are responsible for setting the dates. Please note: these dates are general guidelines, exceptions possible. Always check with your child's school.
A few times a year there's a so-called Bank Holiday. A Bank Holiday is a free Monday, making them a long weekend.
Bank Holidays are named this because once the banks were closed on these days, all other businesses were closed as well.
If Christmas and New Year's Day are on the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.
|New Year's Day||UK||Sun. January 1st.|
|Substitute day (for New Year's Day)||England, Wales, Northern Ireland||Mon. January 2nd|
|January 2nd||Scotland||Mon. January 2nd|
|Substitute day (for 2nd January or New Year's Day)||Scotland||Tue. January 3rd|
|St. Patricks Day||Northern Ireland||Fri. March 17th|
|Good Friday||UK||Fri. April 14th|
|Easter monday||UK, except Scotland||Mon. April 17th|
|Early May Bank Holiday||UK||Mon. May 1st.|
|Spring Bank Holiday||UK||Mon. May 29th.|
|Battle of the Boyne||Northern Ireland||Wed. July 12th|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Scotland||Mon. August 7th.|
|Summer Bank Holiday||UK, except Scotland||Mon. August 28th.|
|St. Andrews Day||Scotland||Thu. November 30th.|
|Christmas Day Holiday||UK||Mon. December 25th.|
|Boxing Day||UK||Tue. December 26th.|
|Christmas Day (Substitute Day)||UK|