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Bank Holiday

The term for a public holiday in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. As the term implies, banks are closed on bank holidays, as are many other businesses. Employees who work on bank holidays often are paid extra. Bank holidays may or may not coincide with cultural or religious festivals.
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Last year the local area committee of Kirklees Council and Ossett Brewery, which runs the Riverhead pub in Marsden, funded some special door staff over the August Bank Holiday but afterwards we found they weren't really needed.
1C Record August Bank Holiday temperature set in Suffolk in 2009 with
Every other August bank holiday weekend since then has seen at least a bit of rain at some point over the three days.
He said the UK's previous top August Bank Holiday temperature was 27.
The August bank holiday is listed with these gazetted days, but this day is usually allocated to the Christmas/New Year period, with the date advised by the Ministry closer to the period.
The 2012 August Bank Holiday has seen around 43 percent of the UK's population exploring more local destinations, says VisitEngland's Bank Holiday Trip Tracker.
Moreover, nearly five times as many people searched for August bank holiday flights compared to searches for the weekend of 11-12 August.
August Bank Holiday would bring in about 3,500 to 4,000 people, with the May Monday reaching 2,500 to 3,000.
London Stansted airlines and passengers face yet another wave of disruptions following a vote by the airport's baggage handlers and check-in staff to strike during the August Bank Holiday weekend in a dispute over pay.
Christian Cull, marketing director at Waitrose, said: "We're surprised to discover that August Bank Holiday has usurped Easter as the key time for 'at home' celebratory feasting.
But the BRC's latest survey did not capture this year's August bank holiday weekend.
com over the August Bank Holiday period, alerting site visitors to the dangers of driving while tired, and offering tips on how to minimise the risks.