May Bank Holiday Date Change 2020

Neil ofthe nene

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Found out last week that the early May bank holiday has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. This is to allow for a three day commemoration of VE day.

Searched the forum but could not find any previous mention so sorry if I missed an earlier post on the subject.

Most diaries and calendars will have been printed before the change was announced.

My Google calendar is still showing the old date.
 

Chervil

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There was something on the news about it a couple of months ago. One calendar company had to reprint that page and then insert the new page by hand. There were also people moaning, rightly in my opinion, that they had planned weddings for the original date. They weren't saying it shouldn't be commemorated, just that it had been left very late to change it.

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I knew about it when they was proposing it i'm not happy, i only work 5 hours on a Friday 8 and half on a Monday.
 

Neil ofthe nene

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Thought it timely to bump this to the top just in case anyone missed it and we should all be looking at next year's diary.
 

jods

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Good news for me i finish at 11am on Thurs instead of Fri.
 

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Haha, according to the Maggotdrowning calendar it's on a Thursday...

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I'd best get that changed lol
 

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Here's the official HM Gov list...



UK bank holidays



Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2020

1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day
10 AprilFridayGood Friday
13 AprilMondayEaster Monday
8 MayFridayEarly May bank holiday (VE day)
25 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
31 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
25 DecemberFridayChristmas Day
28 DecemberMondayBoxing Day (substitute day)
 

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The may bank holidays are by far the best ones fishing wise. It’s absolute prime time for the roach and perch on my local Stillwater and for smoothound and bream on the south coast so I’ll be doing one or the other on those dates. Nice having a late Easter as well gives a chance of better weather than when it’s early.
 

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My son is delighted - the 8th is his birthday, and usually it's the first date in May which CAN'T be Bank Holiday...
 

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Miserable bloody government, they should have made it an extra BH
 

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True wouldn't harm the economy too much to have an extra day for one year!
 
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