Public Holidays

Public holidays in Ireland

The 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 holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
March 17thNational holiday
July 12thBattle of Boyne Memorial Day (Northern Ireland only)
Dec. 24thChristmas Eve
Dec. 25thChristmas Day
Dec. 26thBoxing Day
Dec. 27thChristmas Bank Holiday
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Ireland

Mother's DayMarch 27thMarch 19thMarch 10thMarch 30thMarch 15th
Good FridayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Easter SundayApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Labor DayMay 2ndMay 1stMay 6thMay 5thMay 4th
Whit SundayJune 5thMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24th
Whit MondayJune 6thMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25th
June HolidayJune 6thJune 5thJune 3rdJune 2ndJune 1st
Father's DayJune 19thJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21st
Summer holidayAug. 1stAug. 7thAug. 5thAug. 4thAug. 3rd
Bank holidayOct. 31stOct. 30thOct. 28thOct. 27thOct. 26th

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