Save the date: national holidays 2018

page:

Bank holidays UK

Holidays-UK

In the UK, national holidays are called “bank holidays” and if one falls on a weekend, a substitute weekday becomes a holiday. In 2018, you’ll have the following bank holidays in England and Wales:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Good Friday (March 30)
  • Easter Monday (April 2)
  • Early May bank holiday (May 7)
  • Spring bank holiday (May 28)
  • Summer bank holiday (August 28)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

In Scotland, you will also have January 2, November 30 as bank holidays. And in Northern Ireland, you can add March 19 (St. Patrick’s Day substitute day) and July 12 (Battle of the Boyne) to your list.

National holidays New Zealand

Holidays-NZ

  • New Year’s Day (January 1 – national holiday)
  • Day after New Year’s Day (January 2 – national day)
  • Wellington Anniversary Day (January 22)
  • Auckland Anniversary Day & Nelson Anniversary Day (January 29)
  • Waitangi Day (February 6 – national day)
  • Taranaki Anniversary (March 12)
  • Otago Anniversary Day (March 26)
  • Good Friday (March 30 – national day)
  • Easter Monday (April 2 – national day)
  • Southland Anniversary Day (April 3)
  • Anzac Day (April 25 – national day)
  • Queens Birthday (June 4 – national day)
  • Dominion Day (September 24)
  • Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day (October 19)
  • Labour Day (October 22 – national day)
  • Marlborough Anniversary Day (October 29)
  • Christchurch Show Day (November 16)
  • Chatham Islands Anniversary Day & Westland Anniversary Day (December 3)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

National holidays China

Holidays-China

In China, the full list of national holidays is issued by the government during mid-December of the previous year. However, for 2018, the calendar will look very similar to this:

  • Chinese New Year Eve (February 15)
  • Chinese New Year (February 15 – 21)
  • Women’s Day (March 8 – when all women can take ½ holiday)
  • Ching Ming Festival (April 5)
  • Labour Day Holiday (April 30)
  • Labour Day (May 1)
  • Dragon Boat Festival (June 18)
  • Mid-Autumn Festival (September 24)
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday (September 25)
  • National Day (October 1)
  • National Day Holiday (October 2 – 5)

comments