May Bank Holiday 2023 date and 7 other days we got off next year

2022 has seen the public treated to two four-day weekends thanks to the Queen’s Jubilee. While we don’t have that for 2023, there’s still plenty of time off to be enjoyed.

2023 will see eight bank holidays but as we know, there are some hacks to ensure we make the most of them. 2023 will see New Year’s Day a substitute bank holiday.

What this means is that the bank holiday doesn’t actually match up with the official date of New Year’s Day. January 1, 2023, falls on Sunday but don’t fear – the bank holiday simply rolls over to the Monday and there’s only one of these ‘substitutes’ in 2023.

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Easter falls a little earlier in the calendar than it did in 2022. Good Friday will fall on April 7 and Easter Monday is April 10. The full list of bank holidays is below:



People head to the beach on Scarborough’s South Bay on Easter Monday
  • New Year’s Day Jan 2 2023
  • Good Friday Fri, April 7 2023
  • Easter Monday April 10 2023
  • Early May Bank Holiday May 1 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday May 29 2023
  • Summer Bank Holiday Likely Aug 28 2023
  • Christmas Day Dec 25 2023
  • Boxing Day Dec 26 2023

So how do we make the most of them?

When you mix your holiday bookings with the bank holidays, you can get more time off for less. For example, book four days off before and after Easter, treating yourself to 16 days off work. That way, you’ll use just eight days of your holiday allowance.

You’ll be able to do the same with the Early May bank holiday and even with the Summer bank holiday. Christmas will also make it possible to make three days of holiday into ten days off. Take off the Wednesday till the Friday after Christmas Day and Boxing Day, meaning you’ll be off until January 2, 2024.