Bank Holidays

Bank Holidays

What did YOU get up to on Bank Holiday? Do you have any plans for the next one? And, perhaps you are wondering just what a "Bank Holiday" is?

"Bank Holiday - A day on which british banks are officially closed, kept as a public holiday."

Doesn't really help, does it? I mean, Banks are closed on Sundays too... and after 3pm, and Saturday afternoons. And why is everyone ELSE on holiday then too?

The first official bank holidays were the four days named in the Bank Holidays Act of Parliament of  1871, but today the term is used for public holidays which are not officially bank holidays, for example Good Friday and Christmas Day. These are "Common Law" holidays, which means we have had a holiday on those days for so long they are considered official, but actually no government has ever ruled that they are proper holidays.

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