B&Q New Year’s Day opening times – what hours will stores be open on January 1?

THE time off over Christmas and New Year’s is a good time to get that much-need DIY done.

So, here is our guide to store opening times for B&Q this festive season to ensure you aren’t caught short.

B&Q stores will have special opening hours over the festive season for those last minute home improvements
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What are B&Q’s opening hours over New Year?

Here are the key dates as we get set to welcome 2019.

England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey and IOM

  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) –Normal opening hours until 4pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday Jan 2 – Normal opening hours

Stores will then return to their normal opening hours.

Scotland

  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) –Normal opening hours until 4pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan 2 – 9am – 5pm

Stores will then return to their normal opening hours.

Republic of Ireland

  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) –Normal opening hours until 4pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday, Jan 2 – Normal opening hours

Jersey

  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) –Normal opening hours until 4pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan 2 – Normal opening hours

To double check your local store, head to B&Q’s store locator.

Festive facts for Christmas and New Year 2018/19

  • It’s commonly believed that eating mince pies is illegal on Christmas Day. It really was in the 1600s thanks to Oliver Cromwell, but King Charles II rewound this crazy law.
  • Boxing Day has several origin stories which range from Victorian Church boxes and gift boxes for servants to take home, however, none are definitive.
  • Mistletoe’s mystical properties stem back to the Celts and Norse people who believed there was something mystical about the plant as the sprigs stayed green in winter even when the tree has lost its leaves. The concept of kissing under mistletoe, however, comes from an ancient Norse tale.
  • Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year and has become synonymous with New Year celebrations. It is usually celebrated from New Year’s Eve all the way into January 2.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/7786237/bq-christmas-2018-boxing-day-new-year-hours/