Wrap up warm: Arctic blast heading our way for the bank holiday Independent.ie A blast of raw and unseasonably cold weather is headed our way this weekend as an Arctic air mass moves in. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/wrap-up-warm-arctic-blast-heading-our-way-for-the-bank-holiday-37452421.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37451831.ece/2b305/AUTOCROP/h342/WEATHER%20A%2069.jpg Email A blast of raw and unseasonably cold weather is headed our way this weekend as an Arctic air mass moves in. The pleasantly mild temperatures we have enjoyed this week will come to an end tomorrow night, according to Met Éireann forecaster Gerry Murphy. Tomorrow will remain dry in most places with mild daytime highs of between 11C and 13C. But that is all set to change by Friday morning when the Arctic air mass settles in over Ireland for the October bank holiday and early next week. There could even be wintry showers with hail and possibly sleet on mountaintops, he said. … [Read more...] about Wrap up warm: Arctic blast heading our way for the bank holiday
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Bank holidays come at you thick and fast this time of year. The Easter break may now only be a distant memory, but two more bank holidays are looming on the horizon - the first this weekend. We’ve rounded up some of the top attracti ons taking place in Liverpool and Wirral for the May Day bank holiday weekend - with all this variety, you will be spoilt for choice! Liverpool Sound City Festival organisers say they are returning the festival to its roots this year, focusing on the spirit of underground talent and the next generation of artists, while also showcasing some of the very best from across the region. The UK’s leading independent festival for new music, is hosting more than 300 bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, offering an unrivalled chance to discover some of the very best emerging talent out there. From local heroes to stellar international talent, Sound City has a stage for them all from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. Set in … [Read more...] about Things to do in Liverpool and Wirral over the May Day bank holiday weekend
Although spring is getting closer, the cold winter weather is leaving many Brits wanting a bit of sunshine! However when you've got kids, you can't exactly just drop everything and escape for winter sun - you want to make sure it falls during the school holiday dates or you could face some pretty hefty fines . Chances are at this points parents have plenty of annual leave days to play around with, and you're spoiled for choice with all of the upcoming school holidays whether you're looking to escape for Easter or after a bank holiday minibreak. To give you a helping hand, we take a look at all of the dates you need to bookmark in your diary for 2018 from UK school holidays to bank holiday weekends... When is the next bank holiday? The next UK bank holiday will be on Monday 7th May for the May bank holiday . SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN 2018 Please note that some schools have slightly different dates so it's always worth double checking with your child's school or your local county. … [Read more...] about Your guide to all of the school holidays and UK bank holidays in 2018
With Easter out of the way, you're probably wondering when the next bank holiday is coming your way. Thankfully there are two of them to look forward to in May. Our 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. So in 2018, May Day falls on Monday, May 7 , while Spring Bank Holiday is on Monday, May 28 , which for many schools marks the first day of May Half Term . May Day 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. Spring Bank Holiday started as the Monday after Pentecost, otherwise known as Whitsun or Whit Monday. The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 moved this bank holiday to the last Monday in May following a trial period of this arrangement from … [Read more...] about When are the May bank holidays in 2018?
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