NAME

Date::Holidays::GB - Determine British holidays - Current UK public and bank holiday dates up to 2019

SYNOPSIS

    use Date::Holidays::GB qw/ holidays is_holiday /;

    # All UK holidays
    my $holidays = holidays( year => 2013 );

    # Holidays in England & Wales and Scotland
    my $holidays = holidays( year => 2013, regions => [ 'EAW', 'SCT' ] );

    if (is_holiday(
            year => 2013, month => 12, day => 25,
            regions => [ 'EAW', 'SCT' ] )
    ) {
        print "No work today!";
    }

DESCRIPTION

A Date::Holidays style package updated with the British bank holiday dates now published at https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays. Holidays may apply to all regions, or some combination - see the regions parameter for more details.

Module is named with correct ISO-3166-1 code for the United Kingdom: "GB" (Great Britain)

To just work with holiday days for a single region, use one of the subclasses: Date::Holidays::GB::EAW, Date::Holidays::GB::NIR, or Date::Holidays::GB::SCT.

EXPORTS

Exports holidays and is_holiday on demand. Also can export the aliases gb_holidays and is_gb_holiday.

METHODS

Both is_holiday and holidays take either an argument list or hash of named arguments.

The named arguments are year, month, day, and region. region should be either omitted (to search all regions) or an arrayref of the UK regions that you are interested in, as ISO-3166-2 codes.

The argument list should be in the following order: year, month, day, and (optionally) regions.

Note that you will need to specify region(s) to make correct use of this module!

holidays

    # year, month, day, [regions]
    my $holidays = Date::Holidays::GB->holidays( @args );

or

    # ( year => ..., month => ..., day => ..., [ regions => \@. .. ] )
    my $holidays = Date::Holidays::GB->holidays( %args );

Returns hashref of holiday dates, values are a string listing the holiday(s) taking place on that date, with the region name(s) in parenthesis.

Holidays that occur in all regions are returned with a single canonical name, taken from the name in England & Wales.

Date keys are in the format MMDD, as per the behaviour of Date::Holidays.

is_holiday

    # year, month, day, [regions]
    my $holiday = Date::Holidays::GB->is_holiday( @args );

or

    # ( year => ..., month => ..., day => ..., [ regions => \@. .. ] )
    my $holiday = Date::Holidays::GB->is_holiday( %args );

Returns the holiday details (as per holidays) but for a single date. Returns false if the specified date is not a holiday in the appropriate region(s).

date_generated

    print Date::Holidays::GB->date_generated;

Prints the date that the data was downloaded, in YYYY-MM-DD format.

ISO-3166-2 REGION CODES

Valid codes for the regions that make up ISO-3166-1 "GB" are:

  • EAW - England & Wales

  • SCT - Scotland

  • NIR - Northern Ireland

GENERATING THE DATA

The source for this package is generated via a script, included with the distribution (share/generate_date_holidays_gb.pl). This downloads the latest JSON files from http://www.gov.uk/, and could be used to update/alter the package if necessary.

SEE ALSO

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/mjemmeson/Date-Holidays-GB/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

https://github.com/mjemmeson/Date-Holidays-GB

  git clone https://github.com/mjemmeson/Date-Holidays-GB.git

AUTHOR

Michael Jemmeson <mjemmeson@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

Peter Newman

COPYRIGHT

This software is copyright (c) 2013-2018 by Michael Jemmeson.

LICENSE

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.