Holidays in Ireland in 2019
This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Ireland. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|Date||Weekday||Holiday Name||Holiday Type||Description and comments|
|January 1||Tuesday||New Year's Day||Public holiday||
The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
|February 14||Thursday||St. Valentine's Day||Observance||
Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.
|March 17||Sunday||St. Patrick's Day||Public holiday||
Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
|March 18||Monday||St. Patrick's Day Holiday||Public holiday||
When the St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend, an additional day-off will be on Monday after the weekend.
|April 19||Friday||Good Friday||Observance||
Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday
|April 21||Sunday||Easter Sunday||Observance||
Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.
|April 22||Monday||Easter Monday||Public holiday||
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.
|May 6||Monday||May Day||Public holiday||
May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Beltane. This holiday has no official title in Ireland, it is called the first Monday in May.
|June 3||Monday||June Bank Holiday||Public holiday||
Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of June.
|August 5||Monday||August Bank Holiday||Public holiday||
Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of August.
|October 28||Monday||October Bank Holiday||Public holiday||
Observed on the last Monday of October
|December 24||Tuesday||Christmas Eve||Observance||
Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day||Public holiday||
Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches
|December 26||Thursday||St Stephen's Day||Public holiday||
The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr
|December 31||Tuesday||New Year's Eve||Observance||
The final day of the Gregorian year