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June Bank Holiday

June Bank Holiday is observed on the first Monday of June. It is a celebration of culture in Ireland. It is a public holiday, so many people have the day off work. They choose to indulge in cultural events, travel, or spend time with their families.

Upcoming Dates & Where They Are Celebrated

This bank holiday is on the first Monday of June. Here are the upcoming dates for celebrating:

  • Monday, June 5, 2017
  • Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Monday, June 7, 2021
  • Monday, June 6, 2022
  • Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Monday, June 2, 2025

Where Is June Bank Holiday Considered A Holiday?

The June Bank Holiday is celebrated everywhere in Ireland. It's considered a public holiday, so it's often quiet. Government offices and banks are closed. Many other organizations close as well. However, many stores will remain open. The stores that choose to open may not be open for their regular hours. Instead, they may open for only a few hours to serve basic customer needs. Unlike many pubs, which will likely be open their regular hours. This gives individuals the chance to celebrate at the pub, if they are so inclined. Public transportation is likely to run on a holiday schedule. In some places, there will be no public transportation on June Bank Holiday.

Festivities & Events During June Bank Holiday

Since this bank holiday marks the start of June, the weather is often beautiful. Maybe celebrate the holiday outside with their community. There are many concerts throughout Ireland on the June Bank Holiday. Along with open-air concerts, there are cultural festivals. This may include organized dancing and celebrations. Many families choose to sit in the parks, embracing the festivals, to enjoy a picnic lunch. There are also many sporting events that start in June, including a marathon that runs around the bank holiday. Since it is a long weekend for many people, families may choose to take a vacation. Before making plans for your holiday, check with the local traffic reports. There is likely to be a delay caused by too many people intending to travel.

A Brief History Of June Bank Holiday

This bank holiday actually has roots in the Christian religion. It was originally the Monday after the Pentecost, which gave people an extra day to attend church. During this day, many cultural events were also held. It became a public holiday in 1871. After the introduction of the Holidays Act in 1973, the holiday was moved to the first Monday of June. It has been celebrated on this date since 1974.