IT'S a time of year that marks the descent of the Holy Spirit for those who are religious. But for others, it could lead to confusion over whether the event is a bank holiday in the UK. Here's the lowdown on when Whitsun 2018 takes place, what Pentecost is all about and whether you'll get the day off. When is Whitsun 2018 and is it a UK bank holiday? In 2018, Whitsun is on Sunday May 20. Whit Monday follows Whitsun, which falls this year on Monday, May 21, 2018. This date used to be a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, but in 1967 it was replaced by a fixed bank holiday on the last Monday of May. This year, the bank holiday at the end of May falls on Monday, May 28, 2018. What is Pentecost? Pentecost is a Christian holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter. It marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. It’s also referred to as Whitsun, and is seen as the birth of the … [Read more...] about When is Pentecost 2018, what is Whitsun and is the Christian observance a UK bank holiday?
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THERE'S nothing like a long weekend to boost the mood, so when is the next bank holiday in 2018? Whether you are planning a short trip away or just craving an extra lie-in - here is the lowdown on the next extra day off... What is a bank holiday? A bank holiday is a public holiday in the UK when most people are given an extra day off work. It was Liberal MP John Lubbock who first tabled the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and said its aim was to ease pressure on workers by giving them an extra four days off. At that point, those days were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, Whit Monday and Boxing Day. Over the years more have been added, and the UK now has a total of eight bank holidays - including Christmas Day, May Day and New Year's Day. They were given the name bank holidays as banks are closed - and if they can't do business, no-one else can. Similarly, schools are shut on bank holidays, and transport services are often scaled back. Does everyone get bank holidays off? Bank … [Read more...] about When is the next bank holiday in 2018? UK long weekends listed in full – from May to the August bank holiday
IT'S never too early to start planning to make the most of your time off from work. To help your diary fill up with long weekends away we have pulled together all of 2018's bank holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When are the bank holiday dates for 2018? Across the UK there are 14 days up for grabs as holidays, these are: Nationwide, New Year's Day, January 1 - a Monday Scotland, January 2 - a Tuesday Northern Ireland, St Patrick's Day, March 17 - a Saturday Northern Ireland, Substitute day for St Patrick's Day, March 19 - a Monday Nationwide, Good Friday, March 30 - a Friday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Easter Monday, April 2 - a Monday Nationwide, May Day, May 7 - a Monday Nationwide, Spring Bank Holiday, May 28 - a Monday Northern Ireland, Battle of the Boyne, July 12 - a Thursday Scotland, August Bank Holiday, August 6 - a Monday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, August Bank Holiday, August 27 - a Monday Scotland, St Andrew's Day, November 30 - a … [Read more...] about What are the UK bank holiday dates in the 2018? Public holidays and long weekends for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales revealed
With reduced hours in operation for many retailers over the Spring Bank Holiday, it's worth checking when your local supermarket will be open before leaving the house. Morrisons customers should check the supermarket's website for opening times of their local branch - or have a look at our overview below to avoid getting caught out. If you're planning a spot of decorating this weekend, we've also covered details for Wickes, Homebase and B&Q in our DIY store opening hours guide. And if you're going to be doing some retail therapy - check out our guide on high-street shop opening times. Morrisons bank holiday opening hours: All branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be open, but will operate reduced opening times - so check details of your local store here. All stores in Scotland will operate normal opening hours. Read More May Bank Holiday 2018 Supermarket Opening Times Save on your supermarket bill 1. Get paid to shop Cashback websites like TopCashback or … [Read more...] about Morrisons Spring Bank Holiday 2018 opening and closing times
The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is finally here which means a long weekend and awkward supermarket opening hours. If you are planning to do a grocery shopping or need to nip out for extra supplies, Asda shoppers can avoid being caught out by checking timings below. Or, as the supermarket chain recommends, use the local store locator tool on the brand's website. If you prefer shopping from your sofa here's our guide on where to pick up the best online grocery deals and biggest savings. Save on your supermarket bill 1. Get paid to shop Cashback websites like TopCashback or Quidco will offer you money to shop through them online. The sites are free and safe to use - and if you're a new member, you really can reap the rewards. They operate through referrals. If you visit a store and make a payment through one of their websites, the retailer will pay them as a reward, and subsequently, they'll pay you a cut of that payment. It's easy to sign up to - all you have to do is enter basic … [Read more...] about When Asda stores across the UK will open over the Spring Bank Holiday