Special Days

Doors Open Days

Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day.

Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.

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Boxing Day Bank Holiday

A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.

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May Day Bank Holiday

The early May Bank Holiday in Scotland falls on the first Monday of May.

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Spring Holiday: Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday in Edinburgh.

It's a local holiday, so many businesses will not adhere to it.

Council offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.

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Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).

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Easter Sunday

Submitted by edg on Thu, 5 Sep '19 8.16am

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian festival in the year, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the third day after his death on the cross on Good Friday. Good Friday is a public holiday.

Easter is marked on the first Sunday after the Vernal (spring) Equinox Full Moon. When the Full Moon falls on a Sunday then Easter takes place on the next Sunday. This means that the date for Easter shifts from year to year. It can take place as early as 22 March or as late as 25 April.