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May Bank Holiday date?

Apr 25, 2014
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My diary says its Monday 4th May but the government website says its Friday 8th May.
What do you think?
 
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Apr 25, 2014
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I must be going doolally then. I always thought the first May holiday was always a Monday and as that is what my diary says I believed them!

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Kannon Fodda

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Feb 26, 2019
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Almost a N00B !
It got moved after most calendars, diaries and such like were already sent to print.

Related to 75th Anniversary of VE day
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Moved it this year, and thousands of calendars are wrong.

Moved to a Different Date in 2020
In 2020, the Early May Bank Holiday will be moved to Friday, May 8 to coincide with Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, which marks the 75th anniversary of the formal end of World War II. It will be the first day of a long weekend featuring numerous commemorative events across the country.
The Bank Holiday had also been moved from May 1 to May 8 in 1995, to commemorate the 50th VE Day.

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Feb 26, 2012
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Maybe we should always have May 8 as a bank holiday. We were captivated by the VE day event in a French town some years ago. There were several period vehicles and artefacts/costume displays in the town square. At 11am, I think it was, there was a parade from the town hall to the war memorial. Part way through the proceedings four children stood, one at each face of the monument, and read out the names of the Allied Service Men commemorated there. It was very moving.
 
Sep 16, 2016
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Maybe we should always have May 8 as a bank holiday. We were captivated by the VE day event in a French town some years ago. There were several period vehicles and artefacts/costume displays in the town square. At 11am, I think it was, there was a parade from the town hall to the war memorial. Part way through the proceedings four children stood, one at each face of the monument, and read out the names of the Allied Service Men commemorated there. It was very moving.

If we did that over here all the snowflakes and lefties would all say we were just glorifying war no doubt. :rollingeyes:
 
Nov 22, 2007
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Typical UK Though. Cannot even give a "Holiday", for such an important event they have to move another. Mean barstewards.

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May 23, 2013
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Don’t
If we did that over here all the snowflakes and lefties would all say we were just glorifying war no doubt. :rollingeyes:
we already do that in Remembrance Day certainly our local Scout Troop read out the names of the deceased from the village.
 
May 13, 2016
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May 1 holiday on May 1 and May 8 holiday on May 8 each and every year, why does Britain have to make life so complicated?
 
Mar 30, 2019
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Pead a lot of folks off that has, lots have booked events for the Monday to find it’s been moved.
Apparently it was proposed a few years ago.

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