2024 bank holidays and how to get the most from your holiday allowance


It’s never too early to think about the annual leave of 2024, before we know it, 2023 will be on its way.

On average, Brits get 25 days of annual leave to make the most of it, in addition to public holidays.

If you use those 25 days smart, planning your vacation any extra time allows you to enjoy a longer vacation.

Here are the 2024 bank holiday dates and our tips for when to book annual leave.

Bank Holiday Dates for 2024

2024 has eight public holidays.

  • New Year’s Day - Monday January 1, 2023
  • Good Friday - Friday 29 March 2023
  • Easter - Monday 1 April 2023
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday May 6, 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 27 May 2023
  • Summer Bank Holiday - Monday 26 August 2023
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December 2022
  • Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December 2022

How to get the most out of your vacation allowance

Monday 25 March - Thursday 28 March and Tuesday 2 April - Friday 5 April

Book these appointments to enjoy the two weeks of Passover.

She will leave the office on Friday, March 22, and return on Monday, April 8.

Tuesday 7 May - Friday 10 May or Tuesday 28 May - Friday 31 May

May is a great month to take advantage of as there are two bank holidays.

Simply book the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after the bank holiday, and this will give you a week off work using just four of your vacation days.

Tuesday 27 August - Friday 30 August

The same idea works for the summer bank holiday, too. You can enjoy a week off during the summer by booking the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays after the bank holiday.

You can also use more of your allowance and book the previous week to enjoy two weeks of continuous rest.

Monday 23, 24, 27, 30 and 31 December and 2 and 3 January 2023

You can enjoy 16 days out of the office if you book these dates.

This will give you full time off, as you leave the office on Friday December 20 and return on January 6, 2025.