wb21 bank holidays mean that banks and many other businesses are shut for that particular day. Bank holidays and public holidays are the two terms which are used interchangeably, but these both do not necessarily fall on the same day.
Bank Holidays in Scotland are different than the holidays observed in the rest of United Kingdom as the bank holidays in Scotland are not recognized as statutory public holidays. This blog covers August bank holiday and various other bank holidays observed in most of the European countries. Since there are very fewer events, bank holidays are more popular in Scotland, UK, and Ireland. Most of the bank holidays in Scotland comes on Monday which makes it easy for the people to stretch their vacation.
The public holidays in Scotland are recognized by the local authorities across the country. In fact, the Bank Holiday Scotland 2014 is observed by the financial sector of the country, and the rest of the sectors do not give as much importance to these bank holidays. Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 and the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday Act 2007 determine the Bank Holiday Scotland 2014.Which all dates are reserved for the Bank Holiday Scotland 2014?
The Scottish banks have synchronized their holidays according to the bank holidays in England and Wales due to which on Easter Monday and the last Monday in the month of August is observed as a Bank Holiday. This change occurred from the Easter of the year 1996. Initially, the Easter Monday which is the day after the New Year’s Day was not declared as a holiday but with many protests that followed this is now observed as a Bank holiday.
There are around seven Bank Holidays in Scotland for the year 2014 all of which fall on a week day. The following are the list of these holidays:P.S: You can also check August Bank Holiday 2014 on this blog.
Dates of bank holidays 2014 in Scotland
Date Day Name1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day18 AprilFriday Good Friday5 May MondayEarly May Bank Day26 May MondaySpring Bank Holiday4 August Monday Summer Bank Holiday25 December Thursday Christmas Day26 December Friday Boxing DayNew Year’s Day (01-01-2014) Wednesday:
Like is the case with the majority of the countries this day in Scotland is declared as a bank holiday as it determines the first day of the New Year with various social gatherings.
Good Friday (18-04-2014) Friday: The day of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ is also observed as a Bank holiday in Scotland.Early May Bank Holiday (05-05-2014) Monday: This day is an officially celebrated holiday of the country and so are Spring Bank Holiday (26-05-2014) Monday and Summer Bank Holiday (04-08-2014) Monday.Summer Bank Holiday is observed here still as first Monday of August.
A long weekend for a short break.Christmas (25-12-2014) Thursday: The festival of Christmas is celebrated on this day so this holiday is observed in many countries.Boxing Day (26-12-2014) Friday: The day after the Christmas is also officially declared as a Holiday. Earlier this day was not considered to be a holiday but since the year 1974, this day has been claimed as one of the additional bank holidays.
How Do People Enjoy Bank Holiday in Scotland?
The country of Scotland is filled with museums, castles and other family attractive places as well so anyone can go and visit these beautiful places on a bank holiday. Since according to the Bank Holiday Scotland 2014, many of the holidays fall on Monday so the people can enjoy long weekends by planning their short trip.
Have a close look at the Bank Holiday Scotland 2014 calendar you will notice that the bank holidays for Christmas and Boxing day fall on Thursday and Friday so these days when combined with the weekends then you can enjoy a long break so you can start planning and booking for the long vacation from now itself. For a long break, you can visit the amazing countryside or the coast of Scotland.