There are two long weekends to look forward to in May thanks to the UK May bank holidays. In Spring, there are two bank holidays in Easter, creating an extra long weekend and there are a further two in May, which change every year. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are dependent on the lunar calendar, with Easter falling on Sunday, April 1 in 2018, according to Kent Live. The spring bank holidays always fall on the first and last Mondays of May. The first is known as May Day and the second is called the Spring Bank Holiday. In 2018, May Day falls on Monday, May 7 . It is typically celebrated with Morris Dancing, singing and feasts, as well as the crowning of the May Queen and dancing around the maypole. It is understood the day has roots in pagan Anglo-Saxon customs and the pagan festival Beltane, which marks the beginning of summer. Where does maypole dancing come from? Maypole dancing is another tradition celebrated on May Day, and is seen as a way of saying farewell to … [Read more...] about This is when the next bank holiday is in the UK
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After a festive Christmas and a happy New Year many of us are crashing back to reality. As people across the country head back to work and others prepare to go back to school , you can blame yourself for wondering when the next bank holiday is. We have the list here and also some clever tricks on how you can get a few extra days off by planning your holidays , but you will have to book them now before someone else does! All the bank holidays in 2018: Monday, January 1 - New Year’s Day Friday, March 30 - Good Friday Monday, April 2 - Easter Monday Monday, May 7 - Early May bank holiday Monday, May 28 - Spring bank holiday Monday, August 27 - Summer bank holiday Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Wednesday, December 26 - Boxing Day How you can have 24 days off in May using just 14 days of leave If you’re lucky enough to have an employer who will let you take more than two weeks off at once, or have your eye on an extended trip away next year, there is a window of … [Read more...] about When are all the UK 2018 bank holidays?
Bank Holiday DIYers and spring cleaners will be able to use Barwell Tip as usual over the weekend. The county's 14 recycling and household waste sites will be opening as usual over the coming Bank Holiday. For Barwell's site, in Stapleton Lane, this means that the site will be accessible from 9am to 7pm. These opening times apply daily during the Summer period, which runs from April 1 to September 30 seven days a week. During the Winter period, which runs from October 1 to March 31, Barwell Tip opens from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The site is shut on Thursdays and Fridays during the Winter, plus on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as well. For more information on all of Leicestershire's recycling and household waste sites visit www.leics.gov.uk/recycling_household_waste_sites … [Read more...] about Barwell Tip opening as usual over Bank Holiday
Easter is bounding over the horizon like an excitable bunny weighed down with a basket of chocolate eggs so it’s high time we got our plans sorted for the big weekend . Fortunately, Liverpool never slacks when it comes to providing bank holiday entertainment and the calendar is brimming with events for 2018. Below you’ll find a list of gigs, exhibitions and musical shenanigans to enjoy in the best long weekend of the year. And below those, we’ll give you some ideas of what can get you out of the house over Easter without spending a penny. We’re good to you like that. So let’s start with the first day off of the weekend. Things to do on Good Friday, March 30 Not only is it the busiest day for fish and chip shops across the land, it’s a grand night for treating yourself to a few sherbets as there’s still a whole three days for you to recover. Which means you could combine a trip to the following with a pint or two afterwards. Piano Wars, Camp … [Read more...] about Things to do in Liverpool over Easter Bank Holiday weekend 2018
WITH 2018 now in full swing and the country back to work after the Christmas break – the question on everyone’s lips is when is their next bonus day off.So if you’re planning a weekend away, or just looking forward to any lie-in you can get, here’s a lowdown on Ireland’s bank holidays for 2018.What is a bank holiday?A bank holiday is a public holiday in Ireland when most people are given an extra day off work.It was UK law which 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.Irish MP James O’Mara initiated that St Patrick’s Day become a bank holiday in 1903 under the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903.At that point, those days were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, Whit Monday (June Holiday) and St Stephen’s Day.Over the years more have been added, and now Ireland has a total of nine bank holidays – including Christmas Day, St Patrick’s … [Read more...] about When is the first public holiday in Ireland in 2018 and how many more are there this year, is Good Friday a bank holiday and who gets bank holidays off?