Jersey Bank Holidays

by JT Directory 29th May 2019

Jersey Bank Holidays



Jersey celebrates nearly all of the same bank holidays as the United Kingdom. If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday typically becomes the holiday.







New Year’s Day

Tuesday, January 1st

Wednesday, January 1st

Friday, January 1st

Good Friday

Friday, April 19th

Friday, April 10th

Friday, April 2nd

Easter Monday

Monday, April 22nd

Monday, April 13th

Monday, April 5th

May Bank Holiday

Monday, May 6th

Monday, May 4th

Monday, May 3rd

Liberation Day

Thursday, May 9th

Saturday, May 9th

Sunday, May 9th

Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, May 27th

Monday, May 25th

Monday, May 31st

Summer Bank Holiday

Monday, August 26th

Monday, August 31st

Monday, August 30th

Christmas Day

Wednesday,  December 25th

Friday, December 25th

Saturday, December 25th

Boxing Day

Thursday, December 26th

Saturday, December 26th

Sunday, December 26th


New Year’s Day


A celebration of the arrival of the New Year. This holiday follows many exciting parties and events on New Year’s Eve.



Good Friday/Easter Monday


A beloved holiday in Jersey, Easter events include egg hunts, face painting and more, with many locals and visitors choosing to enjoy the lovely weather at public parks and walking trails, the Jersey Zoo and more. The Channel Islands Heritage Festival also occurs during Easter, running from late March to early May.



May Bank Holiday


The May bank holiday celebrates the arrival of Spring in the Channel Islands. May Day celebrations are varied in Jersey, with a traditional event held in St. Helier’s Marina Gardens  that includes maypole dancing, baked goods, activities for children and sampling of Jersey Wonders. The annual Jersey Boat Show - one of the Island’s most popular signature events - is also held this weekend.



Jersey Liberation Day
Liberation Day in Jersey 2007| Photo Jersey Tourism / CC 2.0

Liberation Day


The only bank holiday that Jersey does not share with the United Kingdom, Liberation Day memorializes the arrival of the British Forces at the end of World War II. Liberation Day celebrations include a parade, singing, a reenactment, live music, walkabout acts, dancing and more.



Spring Bank Holiday


This annual holiday falls on a Monday and is ideal for short weekend breaks, barbecues, cycle trips and dinners out.

Summer Bank Holiday


The summer long weekend is perfect for camping, trips to the beach, visits to museums and more in Jersey.



Christmas Day


Christmas is a great time of year to visit Jersey. The town of St. Helier transforms into a bright and bustling hub of holiday cheer and popular events include the Parade of Lights, late night shopping, the Jersey Opera House's traditional Christmas Panto and ice skating at Fort Regent. If you are up for something on the more refreshing side, you can take part in one of the many Christmas Day Ocean swims that take place around the island. The one at Havre des Pas has taken place for more than a century.



Boxing Day


A day of rest and relaxation, Boxing Day is a simple affair in the Channel Islands. Traditionally the last day of the Christmas holidays, you’ll find locals and visitors enjoying brunch and shopping the sales. The Old Motor Club displays vintage cars at the annual Boxing Day Cavalcade where 80 to 100 vintage cars travel on display around the island.


Posted by Yabsta
29th May 2019 20:37.
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