The holidays are still going on, even after Christmas has passed. Is December 27, 2021, a federal holiday in the United Kingdom and the United States?
It’s time to take a step back and unwind as we say goodbye to 2021. While people in the United States and the United Kingdom are enjoying Christmas, some are wondering if they will have to go back to work on Monday morning following the weekend off.
Is December 27, 2021, a Federal Holiday in the UK and US?
In the United States, December 27 is not a federal holiday, but it is a local one. As a result, only certain regions of the country will be closed. According to the official US government website, if a holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday before is considered a day off for pay and leave purposes. When compared to Sunday, when it falls on a Monday, this is considerably better.
Hence, given that Christmas Day 2021 was on Saturday, Friday (December 24) was a federal holiday.
Is Monday, December 27, A Holiday In The UK?
Because the government’s official website states that December 27 and 28 are off days/bank holidays in the United Kingdom, they are, in fact, not workdays or bank holidays.
Since Christmas and Boxing Day 2018 fell on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the bank holidays given for these two days were postponed until Monday, December 27, and Tuesday, December 28.
A Look At The 2022 Holidays
In the United Kingdom, January 3, 2022 (Monday) is also a non-working day, as it is meant to be a substitute for New Year’s Day, which takes place on a Saturday.
Here’s a list of all 2022 bank holidays in the UK.
3 January, Monday: New Year’s Day (substitute day)
15 April, Friday: Good Friday
18 April, Monday: Easter Monday
2 May, Monday: Early May bank holiday
2 June, Thursday: Spring bank holiday
3 June, Friday: Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
Monday, 29 August: Summer bank holiday
Monday, 26 December: Boxing Day
Tuesday, 27 December: Christmas Day (substitute day)
In the United States, the New Year’s Day holiday will fall on Friday, December 31, this year, as January 1st is a Saturday, which is an off day in itself.
Here’s a list of all 2022 bank holidays in the USA.
January 17, Monday: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 21, Monday: Washington’s Birthday
May 30, Monday, Memorial Day
June 20, Monday: Juneteenth National Independence Day
July 4, Monday: Independence Day
September 5, Monday: Labor Day
October 10, Monday: Columbus Day
November 11, Friday: Veterans Day
November 24, Thursday: Thanksgiving Day
December 26, Monday: Christmas Day