0 Comments Bank holiday weekend looking mild for Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk England and Wales will enjoy the hottest May bank holiday weekend in two decades - but umbrellas may be advisable on this side of the Irish Sea. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/bank-holiday-weekend-looking-mild-for-northern-ireland-36875006.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36875005.ece/0364b/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-05_new_40688965_I2.JPG Email England and Wales will enjoy the hottest May bank holiday weekend in two decades - but umbrellas may be advisable on this side of the Irish Sea. The mini heatwave in Britain could see the mercury hitting as high as 28 degrees as people round off their three-day weekend. Temperatures could rival those last seen in 1999 when bank holiday Monday reached 23.6C, while the hottest bank holiday weekend on record was in 1995 when the heat peaked on the Saturday at 28.6C. But it'll be less balmy … [Read more...] about Bank holiday weekend looking mild for Northern Ireland
Whens bank holiday
THERE'S nothing like a long weekend to boost the mood, so when is the next bank holiday in 2018? Whether you're planning a short trip away or just craving an extra lie-in - here's the lowdown... 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 or public holidays do not … [Read more...] about When is the next bank holiday? Full list of 2018 bank holidays – from May Day to the August long weekend revealed
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
If you've been looking for an excuse to book in a holiday, then the month of May could be ideal timing. After all, it offers not one but TWO bank holiday weekends, not to mention for those with children there's also a half term to play around with. The best part is that because it's just before the summer, there are plenty of destinations where you'll find hot and sunny weather - but you won't have to break the bank to go and visit. In fact, they've sourced some brilliant deals - including a week's holiday for less than £200pp! Perfect if you still want to save some holiday budget for when the summer months come around. We've teamed up with TravelSupermarket who compared prices to find the cheapest and best value holidays on offer in May, including the bank holiday and half term dates. Get ready for some serious travel inspiration... What's in the guide? Best destinations for the bank holidays Best destinations for May half term Best destinations for May in general Best … [Read more...] about Cheap holidays for May including the bank holiday weekends and half term dates
EVERYONE looks forward to the influx of bank holidays that arrive around Easter and May each year, and 2018 is no different. But what is May Day, how is it celebrated 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 Tuesday, the bank holiday is on Monday, May 7. 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 Labour Day. … [Read more...] about What date is the May bank holiday 2018 and what happens on May Day in the UK?