ARE you, like many Brits, counting down the days till the next bank holiday?
There are plenty of opportunities to plan a weekend around the extra free days this year, so read on to find out more.
There is one extra bank holiday in 2022 thanks to the Queen’s Platinum JubileeCredit: Getty – Contributor
How many bank holidays are there in 2022?
It’s been a truly terrible couple of years, and Covid lockdowns and surges have meant many people have been unable or unwilling to enjoy a much needed break.
There number of bank holidays varies slightly depending on where you are in the country.
Here are the bank holidays for England and Wales in 2022.
Full list of bank holiday dates in 2022
January 3, 2022 – New Year’s Day (Substitute day)
April 15, 2022 – Good Friday
April 18, 2022 – Easter Sunday
May 2, 2022 – Early May Bank Holiday
June 2, 2022 – Spring Bank Holiday
June 3, 2022 – Platinum Bank Holiday
August 29, 2022 – Summer Bank Holiday
December 26, 2022 -Boxing Day
December 27, 2022 – Christmas day (Substitute day)
When is the next bank holiday in 2022?
The next bank holiday in 2022 is the Early May Bank Holiday.
You can find out about cheap UK holidays over that weekend here.
If you plan it well, those who aren’t shift workers can get 38 days off work by organising breaks to cross over with weekends and bank holidays.
You can find out how to maximise your holiday time with this handy explainer.
It falls on Monday, 2 May, and is known as May Day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but not in Scotland.
For many, the stand-out bank holiday in the calendar is June 3, 2022, which commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Government confirmed the extra bank holiday in March to mark her 70th year as monarch.
Lavish celebrations are planned across the year to mark it.
The added bank holiday meant the May Bank Holiday Weekend would take place on June 2, with an extra day being thrown in on the Friday.
She is the first British monarch to reach the historic anniversary.
Before you book time off, be aware your manager has to approve any holiday requests before you get time off.
Full-time workers in the UK are entitled to 28 days paid leave a year, including bank holidays.
You can figure out how many days holiday you are entitled to by taking the amount of days a week you work and multiplying that number by 5.6.