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Early May Bank Holiday

Early May Bank Holiday 2022, 2023 and 2024

The first Monday of every May is observed as Early May Bank Holiday on the Isle of Man. On bank holidays, banks shut down, many businesses close or shorten their hours, and public transportation may operate on alternate schedules. Since bank holidays come on Mondays, they create long weekends that people use for short getaways, including to the Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea.

YearDateDayHoliday
20222 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
20231 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
20246 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

On rare occasions, Early May Bank Holiday’s date is moved to coincide with VE Day. This is the case for 2020, for example, with the observed on Friday 8 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe at the end of World War II.

Early May Bank Holiday is also associated with May Day and International Labour Day. It is a time when families love to get out and breathe in some fresh spring air and when laborers enjoy a respite from their daily grind.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20213 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
20208 MayFriEarly May Bank Holiday
20196 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
20187 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday
20171 MayMonEarly May Bank Holiday