2019 bank holidays in the UK: The dates you need to get in your diary

The first half-term break of the new year has just finished - but you may already be counting down to your next long weekend.

Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 07:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 07:42 am
Get the days plotted in your diary. Picture: Pixabay.

The Easter weekend falls late this year but with Pancake Day and Lent coming our way next week, there is not too long left to wait.

If you would like to start making some plans for the warmer months, and look forward to the far-off holidays, make a note of this year's bank holidays in England and Wales.

Get the days plotted in your diary. Picture: Pixabay.

The long weekends will soon roll around, and it will finally be time for a walk at the coast with an ice cream, a chippy tea and probably an umbrella to face the British weather.

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Here are the dates to get in the diary:

Good Friday: Friday, April 19

Easter Monday: Monday, April 22

Early May bank holiday: Monday, May 6

Spring bank holiday: Monday, May 27

Summer bank holiday: Monday, August 26

Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25

Boxing Day: Thursday, December 26