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House of Commons recess dates

Below are the recess dates for the House of Commons for the 2019-21 session. The 2019-21 session started with the State Opening on 19 December 2019.

NB: The Government have announced the following provisional dates for Whitsun recess which, if agreed to by the House, will take place in the next session of Parliament: 27 May 2021 (rise) to 7 June 2021 (return).

The 2021-22 session is expected to start formally with the State Opening on 11 May 2021.

Recess

House rises

House returns

Easter 25 March 2021 13 April 2021  
February 11 February 2021 22 February 2021  
Christmas 17 December 2020 11 January 2021  
Autumn 23 October 2020 2 November 2020  
Summer 22 July 2020 1 September 2020  
Whitsun 20 May 2020 2 June 2020  
May Day 6 May 2020 11 May 2020  
Easter 25 March 2020 21 April 2020  
February 13 February 2020 24 February 2020  
Christmas 20 December 2019 7 January 2020
     

The House was recalled to sit on Monday 12 April 2021. During the Christmas 2020 recess,  the House was recalled twice - on Wednesday 30 December 2020 and on Wednesday 6 January 2021. The House was also recalled to meet at an earlier time on 2 June 2020.

The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses.