• It’s the New Year, which can only mean one thing: time to plan your next holiday…

    Want to make the most of 2014? Here’s a handy list of dates for the year ahead in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We’ve included bank and public holidays so you can eek a bit more out of your annual leave, as well as some important dates for your diary. If you’re looking for school holiday dates, scroll to the link at the bottom to search by region.

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    UK Holiday Calendar 2014

    Wednesday 1st January – New Year’s Day (bank holiday)
    Saturday 25th January – Burns’ Night
    Friday 31st January – Chinese New Year (of the Horse)
    Friday 14th February – Valentine’s Day
    Saturday 1st March – St David’s Day, Patron Saint of Wales
    Tuesday 4th March – Shrove Tuesday
    Wednesday 5th March – Ash Wednesday
    Monday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day (bank holiday Northern Ireland)
    Sunday 30th March – Mother’s Day/British Summer Time begins (clocks go forward)
    Tuesday 1st April – April Fool’s Day
    Sunday 13th April – Palm Sunday
    Friday 18th April – Good Friday (public holiday)
    Sunday 20th April – Easter Sunday
    Monday 21st April – Easter Monday (bank holiday England and Wales and Northern Ireland)
    Wednesday 23rd April – St George’s Day, Patron Saint of England
    Monday 5th May – Early May Bank Holiday (national)
    Monday 26th May – Spring Bank Holiday (national)
    Sunday 15th June – Father’s Day
    Monday 14th July – Battle of the Boyne (substitute day, bank holiday Northern Ireland)
    Monday 4th August – Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
    Monday 25th August – Summer Bank Holiday (England and Wales and Northern Ireland)
    Sunday 26th October – British Summer Time ends (clocks go back)
    Friday 31st October – Halloween
    Wednesday 5th November – Bonfire Night
    Sunday 9th November – Remembrance Day
    Sunday 30th November – St Andrew’s Day, Patron Saint of Scotland
    Monday 1st December – St Andrew’s Day (substitute day, bank holiday Scotland)
    Thursday 25th December – Christmas Day (public holiday)
    Friday 26th December – Boxing Day (bank holiday)
    Wednesday 31st December – New Year’s Eve/Hogmanay

    Looking for school holiday dates?

    Try GOV.UK’s handy search tool to find school term dates for your region.