Bank holidays give many Britons extra days off work throughout the year. The most recent bank holiday fell on Friday, May 8.
The early May Bank holiday was switched from its usual position this year.
Usually, May Day is a public holiday which is typically celebrated on May 1 or the first Monday of May.
But the Government announced the change of date in June last year, moving the bank holiday from May 4 to May 8.
This was done to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
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Is Monday a bank holiday?
This Monday, May 11, is not a bank holiday in the UK.
The next one on the calendar is the spring bank holiday, which falls on Monday, May 25.
So while there may not be a day off tomorrow, people only have to wait a few weeks for the next bank holiday.
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Despite the current lockdown measures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many people flouted the rules over the bank holiday weekend to gather in parks, with local police saying there were “fighting a losing battle”.
Posting a message on Twitter, Hackney Police said: “Sadly we’re fighting a losing battle in the parks today.
“Literally hundreds of people sitting having pizza, beers, wines.
“As always a big thank you to those that are observing the guidelines.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the nation this evening to outline the government’s next steps in the coronavirus response.
Upcoming UK bank holiday in 2020
Spring bank holiday: Monday, May 25
Battle of the Boyne (substitute day): Monday, July 13 (Northern Ireland only)
Summer bank holiday: Monday, August 3 (Scotland only)
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Summer bank holiday: Monday, August 31 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland only)
St Andrew’s Day: Monday, November 30 (Scotland only)
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25
Boxing Day (substitute day): Monday, December 28
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