Public holidays in IrelandThe 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|
|March 17th||National holiday|
|July 12th||Battle of Boyne Memorial Day (Northern Ireland only)|
|Dec. 24th||Christmas Eve|
|Dec. 25th||Christmas Day|
|Dec. 26th||Boxing Day|
|Dec. 27th||Christmas Bank Holiday|
|Dec. 31st||New Year's Eve|
Moving Holidays in Ireland
|Mother's Day||March 27th||March 19th||March 10th||March 30th||March 15th|
|Good Friday||April 15th||April 7th||March 29th||April 18th||April 3rd|
|Easter Sunday||April 17th||April 9th||March 31st||April 20th||April 5th|
|Easter Monday||April 18th||April 10th||April 1st||April 21st||April 6th|
|Labor Day||May 2nd||May 1st||May 6th||May 5th||May 4th|
|Whit Sunday||June 5th||May 28th||May 19th||June 8th||May 24th|
|Whit Monday||June 6th||May 29th||May 20th||June 9th||May 25th|
|June Holiday||June 6th||June 5th||June 3rd||June 2nd||June 1st|
|Father's Day||June 19th||June 18th||June 16th||June 15th||June 21st|
|Summer holiday||Aug. 1st||Aug. 7th||Aug. 5th||Aug. 4th||Aug. 3rd|
|Bank holiday||Oct. 31st||Oct. 30th||Oct. 28th||Oct. 27th||Oct. 26th|