EVERYONE looks forward to the influx of bank holidays that arrive around Easter and May each year and 2019 is no different. But what exactly is May Day and when is our early May long weekend this year? What is May Day and when is the UK bank holiday? May Day is a holiday usually celebrated on May 1 and is a day that stems from ancient celebrations of spring. However, in England, May 1 is not a public holiday unless it falls on a Monday. Instead, since 1978 the Spring bank holiday has always fallen on the first Monday of the month. This year, as May Day falls on a Wednesday, the bank holiday is moved to the following Monday, which is May 6. Unlike the other bank holidays, the first Monday in May is taken off from schools by itself, and not as part of an end of term or half term holiday. The reason for this is because the day has no Christian significance - so doesn’t fit into the usual school holiday pattern. In the UK, May 1 is also International Workers’ Day – or … [Read more...] about Happy May Day 2019! How is 1st May celebrated in the UK and what traditions and quotes are there?
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Felixstowe's defence will have to work hard to maintain its impressive run of three clean sheets in Saturday’s clash at AFC Sudbury Photo: STAN BASTON © Stan Baston Felixstowe & Walton travel to AFC Sudbury on Saturday full of confidence with three wins on the bounce and no goals conceded during that period, writes Barry Grossmith. Both clubs find themselves on 34 points in Bostik North, although The Seasiders have played two more games. Seasiders first-team boss, Ian Watson, spoke after Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Soham Town Rangers: “We go into Saturday’s game full of confidence after our best run of results since we have been promoted, playing some good football.“We are looking forward to the game at Sudbury as the playing surface suits our style of football and, let’s not forget, like Soham, they beat us at home this season so we want to avenge that defeat.“The squad are playing for the shirts they wear now and it shows in the extra … [Read more...] about AFC Sudbury v Felixstowe & Walton… Big preview and quotes from Watson, Bloomfield and Morsley
NEW Year's Day is here and after much celebrating it's time to let 2019 really begin. From inspiring quotes and unusual traditions to Snapchat's new feature, here are some last-minute things to help you celebrate New Year's Day in style. What inspirational New Year's quotes are there? If you're looking forward to a fresh start, there's no better way to kick off 2018 than by ruminating on some inspirational words of wisdom. Here are a few of our favourite quotes: TS Eliot: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. Oprah Winfrey: Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Alfred Tennyson: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier." Neil Gaiman: Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. William Shakespeare: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. CS … [Read more...] about New Year 2019 quotes and traditions and how to use Snapchat’s Year End Story 2018 feature
0 Have your say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to take over Manchester United on an interim basis after the club dismissed Jose Mourinho following a dismal start to the season. The Old Trafford club appeared to confirm the Norwegian's appointment with a video on the club website referring to the striker as "our interim manager". The page was later deleted on Tuesday night.READ MORE>>> Here are the bookmakers' favourites to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United following his dismissalMourinho, the self-proclaimed Special One, arrived to much fanfare in the summer of 2016, and became the first manager in the club's history to win a major trophy in his maiden season.Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield successes were followed by runners-up finishes in the Premier League and FA Cup last term, but this campaign things have gone awry from the outset.United have their worst points return after 17 matches in the Premier League era, with … [Read more...] about Manchester United manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to take over Man Utd after Jose Mourinho sacking