Good Friday

Good Friday is a bank holiday in the United Kingdom (England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday.

The date of Easter Sunday varies each year. It falls on the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens upon or next after March 21.

Banks, government offices, and many businesses are closed on Good Friday. Most shops, supermarkets, restaurants, and pubs are open.

Easter Monday, the day after Easter Sunday, is also a bank holiday in the England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (not Scotland).

For residents of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Good Friday marks the start of the 4-day Easter weekend. It also forms part of the 2-week Easter school holidays.

Many people chose to take a holiday during the Easter period, either in the UK or abroad. Hotel and flight prices are much higher at Easter, particularly around the Easter weekend.

Next Good Friday Bank Holiday - UK (England and Wales)

The next Good Friday Bank Holiday in UK (England and Wales) is Friday, April 18, 2025.

There are 368 days till Good Friday Bank Holiday 2025.

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