Holiday Web Service

Countries Supported

United States
Great Britain & Wales
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Note! if you are here to find the dates of specific holidays because you searched for "national holidays", "federal holidays" or "bank holidays", you can use this site to view the dates of holidays for a specific year.

Do you have a question that's not answered here? If so, please contact us.

How dare you change v2 so drastically from v1?! My code won't work and what are you going to do about it?

Sadly, offer you my sympathies and that's about it. I had the same suffering in transitioning the site. However, the new services are not so .NET-centric and support the addition of new countries so much more easily.

Do you gaurantee the accuracy of the holiday dates?

Nope! The dates on this site are entirely calculated based on "known" and "standard" rules. Each country has the ability to modify these known rules at anytime. In fact, in 2011 and 2012, England has changed and added holidays; I have special coding in place for this, but that's not to say other countries won't do the same.

Let me be clear - you use these services at your own RISK! I don't imply that they work correctly 100% of the time and I don't gaurantee that my server won't go down unexpectedly (or that I'll even finance this project forever).

I love the idea, but I don't like that it's a web service. I would be more comfortable with using a local DLL than relying on making a connection to your server. What can I do?

The compiled DLL and source code are available for purchase.

I'm not a programmer/code/web wizard, but I want to put this onto my web site. How can I do that?

Google offers what they call Syndicated Gadgets and the information from the Holiday Web Service is one of them. With no programming experience, you can add this gadget to your site!

Or, you can add it to your Google Homepage:
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