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So, we have had Easter, then the upcoming May Day bank holiday this weekend, and Spring bank holiday (or Whitsun as we used to call it) at the end of May.

Do you think this is too many, too close together?

Some years when Easter is later in April we have 4 bank holidays in little over a month.

Then nothing until August then another long wait until Christmas.

Do you think the bank holidays should be spread more throughout the year?

What events should be given a Bank holiday?

TractorGirl327
10 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

Dont think they would change these although I believe there was a suggestion of giving us an extra one to stimulate tourism

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer10 days ago

They should give an extra one in October

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield9 days ago

Why itโ€™s always been like this

You canโ€™t go changing things because itโ€™s a long wait til the next

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Ann1984
Ann19849 days ago

Donโ€™t see the need for them in first place itโ€™s just day off work which we get paid for. Do you think be asking same question if no pay

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock9 days ago

The May Day bank holiday was only introduced in 1978. It is a Socialist thing to celebrate workers, but is often used in Communist countries to display military might. The two bank holidays in May were disruptive when I was teaching.

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl327
Original Poster
9 days ago

I do remember when it was first introduced but didn't realise it was that long ago!!!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly259 days ago

It has been observed in Scotland since 1871.

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sunny101
sunny1019 days ago

gerrykelly25 I was going to say the same - it was introduced to bank workers to close up shop and do all the other jobs in the bank that they didn't have time for during the normal week, They didn't even have a break

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly259 days ago

In Ireland, an October Bank Holiday was introduced in 1977. It is usually the same weekend as the end of British Summer Time.

The purpose was to extend the summer season and to bring in additional trade in the period prior to Christmas. It is a popular addition!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper909 days ago

I personally think there is no need for the end of May bank holiday nor the end of August one.

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MelanieMason
MelanieMason9 days ago

That should have a bank holiday every month ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I dnt mind when they are or how many there are it's just nice we have them. I'm sure they will add another when the Queen dies but I hope that's not for years to come.

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didbygraham
didbygraham9 days ago

I am more than happy for as many bank holidays as we can get. It would be nice to have them better spaced out and the Tuesday back at work after is always a pain as I have twice as much to do, but I'd still want to keep them!

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