Public holidays in Ireland 2021-2025The Irish have relatively few public holidays. Although the Irish population is predominantly Catholic, Whitsun or Easter holidays such as Ascension Day or Corpus Christi are not on the calendar. Even Good Friday is not a public holiday. Banks and public authorities are usually closed here.
In the 80s and 90s, the 3 holidays in May, June and August were added in order to achieve a European average.
If a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the day off is moved. In some other countries, the following Monday is automatically scheduled for this. In Ireland, This alternative day is up to the employer, who can set the date himself.
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Non-movable holidaysNon-statutory holidays are written in gray.
|Jan, 1st||New Year's Day||New Year's Day|
|Mar, 17th||National holiday||St. Patrick’s Day|
|Jul, 12th||Battle of Boyne Memorial Day (Northern Ireland only)|
|Dec, 24th||Christmas Eve|
|Dec, 25th||Christmas Day||Christmas Day|
|Dec, 26th||Boxing Day||St. Stephen's Day|
|Dec, 27th||Christmas Bank Holiday||Christmas Bank Holiday|
|Dec, 31st||New Year's Eve|
Moving Holidays in Ireland
|Mother's Day||Mother's Day||Mar, 14th||Mar, 27th||Mar, 19th||Mar, 10th||Mar, 30th|
|Good Friday||Good Friday||Apr, 2nd||Apr, 15th||Apr, 7th||Mar, 29th||Apr, 18th|
|Easter Sunday||Easter Sunday||Apr, 4th||Apr, 17th||Apr, 9th||Mar, 31st||Apr, 20th|
|Easter Monday||Easter Monday||Apr, 5th||Apr, 18th||Apr, 10th||Apr, 1st||Apr, 21st|
|Labor Day||May Day||May, 3rd||May, 2nd||May, 1st||May, 6th||May, 5th|
|Whit Sunday||May, 23rd||Jun, 5th||May, 28th||May, 19th||Jun, 8th|
|Whit Monday||May, 24th||Jun, 6th||May, 29th||May, 20th||Jun, 9th|
|June Holiday||June Day||Jun, 7th||Jun, 6th||Jun, 5th||Jun, 3rd||Jun, 2nd|
|Father's Day||Father's Day||Jun, 20th||Jun, 19th||Jun, 18th||Jun, 16th||Jun, 15th|
|Summer holiday||August Day||Aug, 2nd||Aug, 1st||Aug, 7th||Aug, 5th||Aug, 4th|
|Bank holiday||October Bank Holiday||Oct, 25th||Oct, 31st||Oct, 30th||Oct, 28th||Oct, 27th|