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.A bank holiday is a public holiday in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.^ Here is a full list of all public holidays in the Republic of Ireland: .
  • Public Holidays in Ireland | Easter dates, Irish bank holidays 2010 2011 2012 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.myguideireland.com [Source type: News]

^ Bank/public holidays in England and Wales .

^ Public Holidays in Ireland 2010: .
  • Irish bank Holidays 2010 - Public Holidays in Ireland for 2010 | Ready2Beat 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC ready2beat.com [Source type: General]

.There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although the majority of the population not employed in essential services (e.g.^ Although there is no legal right to time off on these days, the majority of the population not employed in essential services (e.g.
  • Printable 2006 2007 Calendar celebrated/holiday dates for Bank Holiday 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.softprint.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is some automatic right to time off on these days, although the majority of the population not employed in essential services-receive them as holidays; those employed in essential services usually receive extra pay for working on these days.
  • Bank Holidays 2009 USA 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC newsnidea.com [Source type: General]

^ Does Everyone Stop Work?: Most of the population get a day off work, but there is no legal right to not work these days.
  • Bank Holidays - UK Bank Holiday Information - Bank Holidays 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC golondon.about.com [Source type: News]

.utilities, fire, ambulance, police, health-care, public transport workers) receive them as holidays; those employed in essential services usually receive extra pay for working on these days.^ Public Holidays 2010 are the days when the world has a day off work.
  • WORLD-WIDE HOLIDAYS - INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS - BANK HOLIDAYS - PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.netogram.com [Source type: News]

^ In more enlightened countries, public transport is viewed as an essential service.
  • Train drivers to strike in Bank Holiday pay row | News 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.thisislondon.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ People employed in essential services like utilities, fire, ambulance, police, health-workers, etc.
  • Bank Holidays - British Culture, Customs and Traditions 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.learnenglish.de [Source type: News]

.The first official bank holidays were the four days named in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, but today the term is widely used for public holidays which are not officially bank holidays, for example Good Friday and Christmas Day.^ Good Friday Christmas Day A public holiday on the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (12 July).

^ Bank/public holidays in England and Wales .

^ The act of 1871 also made it lawful for any day to be officially proclaimed a bank holiday in the United Kingdom.
  • bank holiday -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

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History

Bank Holidays Act 1871

.Prior to 1834, the Bank of England observed about thirty-three saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834, this was reduced to just four: 1 May, 1 November, Good Friday, and Christmas Day.^ The Christian festivals include Christmas, Good Friday.
  • List of Holidays 2010 India - Public & Bank Holidays Calendar for 2010 India | B4tea.com 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC b4tea.com [Source type: General]

^ Bank/public holidays in England and Wales .

^ As far as history of bank holidays is concerned, Bank of England used to observe about 33 Saints' days and religious celebrations as holidays but in 1834, this was drastically reduced to just four- May 1, November 1, Good Friday, and Christmas Day.

.In 1871, the first legislation relating to bank holidays was passed when Liberal Politician and Banker, Sir John Lubbock introduced the Bank Holidays Act 1871 which specified the days in the table set out below.^ Related posts: 2010 BANK HOLIDAYS .
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^ Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Act 1925 .

^ Was this Bank holiday introduced, by the Labour government?
  • Project Britain.com: Public Holidays (Bank Holidays) 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC blogs.projectbritain.com [Source type: General]

[1] .Sir John was an enthusiastic supporter of cricket and was firmly of the belief that bank employees should have the opportunity to participate in and attend matches when they were scheduled.^ Sir John was an enthusiastic supporter of cricket and was firmly of the belief that bank employees should have the opportunity to participate in and attend matches when they were scheduled.
  • Why do we have bank holidays? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC uk.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Sir John was an enthusiastic supporter of cricket and was firmly of the belief that Bank Employees should have the opportunity to participate and attend matches when they were scheduled.
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^ In 1871, the Bank Holidays Act was passed by Parliament after a Liberal politician called Sir John Lubbock decided that bank employees should be given more time to play in and attend games between villages.
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.Included in the dates of bank holidays are therefore dates when cricket games were traditionally played between the villages in the region where Sir John was raised.^ Dates for Bank Holidays in 2012 .
  • 2012 Bank Holiday dates for England, Scotland and Wales from 2012BankHolidays.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.2012bankholidays.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ UK bank holiday dates for 2011 .
  • 2011 Bank Holiday dates for England, Scotland and Wales from 2011BankHolidays.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.2011bankholidays.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Included in the dates of bank holidays are therefore dates when cricket games were traditionally played between the villages in the region where Sir John was raised.
  • Why do we have bank holidays? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC uk.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed] The English people were so thankful that they called the first Bank Holidays 'St. Lubbock's Days' for awhile.[2] .Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions; for example, New Year is a more important holiday there.^ Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions; for example, New Year or Hogmanay is a more important holiday there.
  • Why do we have bank holidays? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC uk.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ New Year's Day Bank holiday .

^ Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions; for instance, New Year or Hogmanay is a more important holiday there.
  • Bank Holiday - Discussion and Encyclopedia Article. Who is Bank Holiday? What is Bank Holiday? Where is Bank Holiday? Definition of Bank Holiday. Meaning of Bank Holiday. 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.knowledgerush.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
Bank holidays 1871
England, Wales, Ireland Scotland
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Whit Monday First Monday in May
First Monday in August First Monday in August
Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day Christmas Day
.The act did not specify Good Friday and Christmas Day as bank holidays in England, Wales and Ireland because they were already recognised as common law holidays, and because of common observance, they became customary holidays since before records began.^ In England and Wales there are six bank holidays and two common law holidays.

^ In England and Wales a bank holiday tends automatically to be a public holiday, so the day is generally observed as a holiday.
  • Bank Holidays - British Culture, Customs and Traditions 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.learnenglish.de [Source type: News]

^ Good Friday Christmas Day * In England, Wales & Ireland, both Christmas Day and Good Friday were traditional 'days of rest' and Christian worship ..

[1]
.In 1903, the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act added 17 March, Saint Patrick's Day, as a bank holiday for Ireland only.^ Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Act 1925 .

^ Banks Half-Holiday Act 1900 .

^ Summer Bank Holiday ( Scotland only) .
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[citation needed]

Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971

.Exactly a century after the 1871 Act, the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, which currently regulates bank holidays in the UK, was passed.^ Bank holidays in uk for november?
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^ Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Act 1925 .

^ Bank Holiday on Sight // Current login .
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The majority of the current bank holidays were specified in the 1971 Act, but New Year's Day and May Day were introduced after 1971.
.From 1972 the date of the August bank holiday was changed to the end of the month.^ August bank holiday breaks in Cornwall .
  • Accommodation for August bank holiday getaways from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.holiday-rentals.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ August bank holiday breaks in Bruges .
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^ UK bank holiday dates for 2009 .
  • 2009 Bank Holiday dates for England, Scotland and Wales from 2009BankHolidays.co.uk 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.2009bankholidays.co.uk [Source type: News]

Curiously, there were a few years (e.g. .1868) when this holiday fell in September, but this no longer occurs - presumably reflecting a change in the way of defining the relevant day.^ Already made your May Day bank holiday plans and just need somewhere to stay, then look no further.
  • Book a break over the May Day bank holiday or late May bank holiday 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.thomascook.com [Source type: News]

^ Apart from the eggs cracking, traditional dancing and various local games are carried out Although no longer really used as a day for workers to campaign about issues that affect them, the day is a public holiday throughout Cyprus.
  • Cyprus Bank Holidays - The Cypriots Can't Get Enough of Them 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.yourcyprusholiday.com [Source type: News]

^ People now have a great deal of free time in any case, so bank holidays no longer seem special and they are not used to their best advantage.
  • Abstracts: World Bank seeks role for 21st century. Do we need Bank Holidays? A piggy bank for knowledge - Retail industry 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Whitsun bank holiday (Whit Monday) was replaced by the Late Spring Bank Holiday - fixed as the last Monday in May - in 1971.
.In January 2007, the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007 was given royal assent, making 30 November (or the nearest Monday if a weekend) a bank holiday in Scotland.^ Bank holidays in uk for november?
  • WikiAnswers - How many bank holidays in the UK 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: News]

^ Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Act 1925 .

^ Banks Half-Holiday Act 1900 .

Current practice

Royal proclamation

.Under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, bank holidays are proclaimed each year by the legal device of a royal proclamation.^ Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Act 1925 .

^ Banks Half-Holiday Act 1900 .

^ The 1971 Act - four holidays .

.Royal proclamation is also used to move bank holidays that would otherwise fall on a weekend.^ Prices valid for weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Special " Bank Holidays and Weekend Breaks " 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.vinccihoteles.com [Source type: General]

^ Things to do in London over the Bank Holiday weekend .
  • Things to do in London over the Bank Holiday weekend | thelondonpaper.com 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.thelondonpaper.com [Source type: General]

^ And a bank holiday falls on the .
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.In this way, public holidays are not 'lost' in years when they coincide with weekends.^ The Spanish get 14 public holiday s a year.
  • My Bank Holiday: Guest post by Shona McIsaac MP | Community Day 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.communityday.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ This happens when a bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday so they take the preceding Monday or following Friday to make a long weekend holiday.

^ Bank and public holidays are essential breathing spaces within the working year and welcome breaks from the treadmill of routine.
  • BBC - Archive - BANK HOLIDAYS - From ice cream and gridlock to parties and pageants 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

.These deferred bank holiday days are termed a 'bank holiday in lieu' of the typical anniversary date.^ Scotland Bank Holiday Dates 2010: .
  • UK public holiday 2010 | Bank Holiday Dates UK | Calendar 2010 UK | B4tea.com 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC b4tea.com [Source type: News]

^ Bank holiday dates 2010 - 2012 .

^ Wacky bank holiday days out .
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.In the legislation they are known as 'substitute days'. The movement of the St Andrew's Day Scottish holiday to the nearest Monday when 30 November is a weekend day is statutory and does not require a proclamation.^ St Andrew's Day 30 November or the next Monday if a weekend .

^ In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day, November 30, as an official bank holiday in Scotland.
  • Bank Holidays - British Culture, Customs and Traditions 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.learnenglish.de [Source type: News]

^ New Year's Day (or in lieu of 1 Jan, if a Saturday or Sunday) 2 January (or in lieu of 2 Jan, if a Saturday or Sunday) Good Friday Early May Bank Holiday - May Day (not necessarily 1 May), Spring Holiday at the end of May Late Summer Holiday at the beginning of August St Andrew's Day * (or in lieu of 30 Nov, if a Saturday or Sunday) Boxing Day (or in lieu of 26 Dec, if a Sunday) *In January 2007, the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act was given royal assent, making 30 November (or the nearest Monday if a weekend) a bank holiday in Scotland.

List of current holidays

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Current bank and public holidays
Date Name England and Wales (8) Scotland (9) Northern Ireland (10) Republic of Ireland (9)
1 January New Year's Day YesY YesY YesY YesY
2 January 2 January YesY
17 March St. Patrick's Day YesY YesY
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday YesY YesY YesY
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday YesY YesY YesY
First Monday in May1 May Day Bank Holiday (or Early May Bank Holiday in Scotland, or, MAY Day in Ireland) YesY YesY YesY YesY
Last Monday in May23 Spring Bank Holiday YesY YesY YesY
First Monday In June June Bank Holiday YesY
12 July Battle of the Boyne - Orangemen's Day YesY
First Monday in August Summer Bank Holiday YesY YesY
Last Monday in August Summer Bank Holiday YesY YesY
Last Monday in October October Bank Holiday YesY
30 November St. Andrew's Day YesY
25 December Christmas Day YesY YesY YesY YesY
26 December Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day YesY YesY YesY YesY
  1. For one year only, 1995, this holiday was moved to the second Monday in May – i.e., from 1 May to 8 May – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
  2. For one year only, 2002, this holiday was moved to 4 June.^ Before 1830 the Bank of England closed on approximately 40 saints ’ days and anniversaries, but that year the number was reduced to 18 days.
    • bank holiday -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because Boxing Day this year fell on a Saturday, it means that today (Monday, the 28th) is recognized as a bank holiday where the vast majority of the UK gets to stay at home while most people in the States are back at work.
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    ^ We pulled our accounts down to one two years ago in June with the bank protest set then.
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    .This caused it to follow an extra bank holiday on 3 June, making a four-day weekend to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
  3. Again in 2012 this holiday will be moved to 4 June.^ Wacky bank holiday days out .
    • Wacky bank holiday days out | Travel | The Guardian 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Bank Holiday weekend: what are you going to do?
    • bankholiday coverage by Londonist 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC londonist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Workers will be given an extra, one-off bank holiday in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, it has emerged.
    • Bank holidays - surchur 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It will then be followed by an extra holiday on 5 June, making a four-day weekend to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Bank holidays in Scotland

.A number of differences apply to Scotland rather than the rest of the UK. For example, Easter Monday is not a bank holiday.^ UK Bank Holidays 2007 --> Calendar .
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^ Bank Holiday afternoon, everything was different.
  • bankholiday coverage by Londonist 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC londonist.com [Source type: General]

^ Bank holidays in Scotland .
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Also, although they share the same name, the Summer Bank Holiday falls on the first Monday of August in Scotland as opposed to the last elsewhere in the UK.
.Bank holidays do not, however, assume the same importance in Scotland as they do elsewhere.^ They had a bank holiday in that time frame.
  • What Happens with a Bank Holiday? - General Discussion and Questions | Forums at Chris Martenson 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.chrismartenson.com [Source type: General]

^ Bank holidays in Scotland .
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^ Says: June 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 am If they declare a bank holiday…the dollar will be almost WORTHLESS maybe you could get 2 Cents on it.
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.Whereas they have effectively become public holidays elsewhere in the UK, in Scotland there remains a tradition of public holidays based on local tradition and determined by local authorities (for example, the Glasgow Fair and the Dundee Fortnight).^ There are also other public or local holidays which can be determined by local authorities, based on local tradition.
  • Bank holidays and British Summer Time : Directgov - Government, citizens and rights 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.direct.gov.uk [Source type: News]

^ When representatives of 2.8% of the population tell the government that they want public holidays for their religious days and want laws that are abhorrent to the 97.2% that do not follow that religion.

^ UK Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales 2010, 2011, 2012 .
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

.In 1996, Scottish banks made the business decision to harmonise their own holidays with the rest of the UK, therefore bank holidays in Scotland are neither public holidays nor the days on which banks are closed.^ (Scotland has, of course...The business disadvantages of bank holidays have been well rehearsed.
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^ Wacky bank holiday days out .
  • Wacky bank holiday days out | Travel | The Guardian 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ UK Bank Holidays 2010 .
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

Bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland

.In the Republic of Ireland, the term "public holiday" is used officially, though "bank holiday" is used colloquially.^ October Bank Holiday is a public holiday in Ireland.
  • The Irish toast a Bank Holiday - Holidays Around The World 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC aglobalworld.com [Source type: News]

^ The last Monday of October is a public holiday known and October Bank Holiday in the Republic of Ireland.
  • The Irish toast a Bank Holiday - Holidays Around The World 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC aglobalworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Normally, Bank holidays are public holidays.
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.Good Friday is not a public holiday, though banks and public institutions are closed.^ Philippine public Holidays 2010 bank holiday ...

^ October Bank Holiday is a public holiday in Ireland.
  • The Irish toast a Bank Holiday - Holidays Around The World 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC aglobalworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Normally, Bank holidays are public holidays.
  • Bank holidays - surchur 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC surchur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Summer Bank Holiday is also the first Monday in August rather than the last.^ NB: The majority of banks are closed on the last Monday in August.

^ Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland) The Summer Bank Holiday is observed in Scotland on the first Monday in August each year.
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In January 2007, the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act was given royal assent, making 30 November (or the nearest Monday if a weekend) a bank holiday in Scotland.

.A June Bank Holiday takes the place of the Spring Bank Holiday.^ Spring Valley Edges Peddie to Advance to Championship Game By Wayne @ 5:10 PM :: 125 Views :: 0 Comments :: :: Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational .
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^ Reading Festival takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank hol..
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^ Goose Creek to Play for CBHI's 5th Place By Wayne @ 1:45 PM :: 87 Views :: 0 Comments :: :: Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational .
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.Easter Monday and St Patrick's Day both qualify as National Days in the Republic.^ St Patricks Day (Northern Ireland) St Patricks Day is celebrated in Ireland each year on March 17.
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ St Patricks Day (I) .
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ St Patricks Day .
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.The most recent public holiday to be added was May Day (sometime wrongly called Labour Day).^ Sat, May 1 2010 Labour Day .
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^ Fri, May 1 2010 Labour Day .
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^ Because the holiday often falls in the same week as Halloween, it is sometimes called the “Halloween Holiday”.
  • The Irish toast a Bank Holiday - Holidays Around The World 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC aglobalworld.com [Source type: News]

.This holiday is taken as the first Monday in May, and was introduced in 1994. Recently, senior politicians (including Ruairi Quinn TD) have been considering the addition of one or two extra public holidays to bring Ireland in line with the rest of Europe.^ Bank holidays in Spain are one of two types.
  • Holidays In Spain : National / Bank Holidays: Spain Expat 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.spainexpat.com [Source type: General]

^ The latter two are common law holidays - not specified by law as bank holidays as they were traditionally days of rest and to go to Church.

^ Out of the eight bank holidays recognised in Wales, four relate...New Year's Day, the two May bank holidays , and the summer bank holiday...
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Campaigns for extra bank holidays

.It has been noted that the number of holidays in the UK is relatively small compared to the number in many other European countries.^ Mothering Sunday Mothering Sunday in the UK is the equivalent of Mother’s Day in many other countries.
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Islamic countries don't adjust to any other religious holidays but their own so why should Britain a non-Islamic country suddenly become Islamic?

^ Post edited: Jun 1 2009, 3:51 PM EDT "Well, today is a bank holiday in the U.K, as it suggests, the banks are closed, but so are many other facilities, schools for example!"
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However, direct comparison is inaccurate since the 'substitute day' scheme of deferment does not apply in most European countries, where holidays that coincide with a weekend (29% of fixed-date holidays) are 'lost'. In fact, the average number of non-weekend holidays in such countries is only marginally higher (and in some cases lower) than the UK.
.There have been calls for an increase in the number of bank holidays.^ Muslims call for special bank holidays Muslims call for special bank holidays .

^ Are there many Bank Holidays?"
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^ Are there many Bank Holidays?
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.Among the most notably absent dates from the existing list are the feast days of patron saints; 23 April (St George's Day) in England and 1 March (St David's Day) in Wales are not currently recognised.^ Florio: The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints will get most of the a CBS rejects gay dating site's Super Bowl ad -- The Live Feed ..
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^ Christmas Day Christmas Day is celebrated in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on December 25 each year.
  • UK Bank Holidays 2010 | 2010 Public Holidays England Scotland Ireland Wales | UK Bank Holidays 2010, 2011 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.ukbankholidaydates.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Out of the eight bank holidays recognised in Wales, four relate...New Year's Day, the two May bank holidays , and the summer bank holiday...
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.17 March (St Patrick's Day) is a public holiday in Northern Ireland and, from 2008, 30 November (St Andrew's Day) is a bank holiday in Scotland.^ UK Bank and Public Holidays 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland .
  • UK Bank and Public Holidays 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 including England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.hintsandthings.com [Source type: General]

^ Wacky bank holiday days out .
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^ Philippine public Holidays 2010 bank holiday ...

.St Piran's Day (patron saint of Cornwall) on the 5 March is already given as an unofficial day off to many government and other workers in the county, and there are renewed calls for the government to recognise this as an official bank holiday in the region.^ St.Marta, local patron saint .
  • Spanish public and national holidays, bank holidays spain, spanish holiday dates, flights to spain, holidays in spain, guide to spain 2 February 2010 13:45 UTC www.idealspain.com [Source type: General]

^ Muslims call for special bank holidays Muslims call for special bank holidays .

^ Chirac's Bank Holiday ban is ignored as workers take the day off .
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[3][4]
.The Government as of 2008 has stated "we have no plans to change the current pattern of Bank Holidays, but we are nevertheless considering all these suggestions carefully".[5] In response to a parliamentary question about St George's Day, Gordon Brown stated that it is "for public debate" whether it should become a holiday.^ Current bank holidays News: .
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^ What do bank holidays include in the United States?
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] If it did, it would be eight days before the May holiday in some years, and very close to Easter in others.^ Wed, May 5 2010 Children's Day .
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^ Fri, May 1 2010 Labour Day .
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^ New Year's Day Bank holiday .

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Anon (22 May 2007). "Bank Holiday Fact File". TUC prss release. TUC. http://www.tuc.org.uk/extras/bankholidays.pdf. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Olmert, Michael (1996). Milton's Teeth and Ovid's Umbrella: Curiouser & Curiouser Adventures in History, p.170. Simon & Schuster, New York. ISBN 0684801647.
  3. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cornwall | Renewed call for St Piran holiday
  4. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5850736.ece
  5. ^ supportstgeorge - epetition response

External links


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also bank holiday

English

Noun

Singular
Bank Holiday

Plural
Bank Holidays

Bank Holiday (plural Bank Holidays)

  1. Alternative capitalization of bank holiday.

Simple English

A bank holiday is a public holiday in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. The below is a list of such holidays.

Current bank and public holidays
Date Name England and Wales Scotland Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland
    8 9 10 9
1 January New Year's Day X X X X
2 January 2 January X
17 March St. Patrick's Day X X
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday X X X
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday X X X
First Monday in May¹ May Day Bank Holiday (or Early May Bank Holiday in Scotland, or, Labour Day in Ireland) X X X X
Last Monday in May² Spring Bank Holiday X X X
First Monday In June June Bank Holiday X
12 July Battle of the Boyne - Orangemen's Day X
First Monday in August Summer Bank Holiday X X
Last Monday in August Summer Bank Holiday X X
Last Monday in October October Bank Holiday X
30 November St. Andrew's Day X
25 December Christmas Day X X X X
26 December Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day X X X X
  1. For one year only, 1995, this holiday was moved to the second Monday in May – i.e., from 1 May to 8 May – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
  2. For one year only, 2002, this holiday was moved to 4 June. This caused it to follow an extra bank holiday on 3 June, making a four-day weekend to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.



Citable sentences

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