Bank Holiday


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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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Number of rainy days (in brackets) on August bank holidays over the last decade: 2007 (0), 2008 (3), 2009 (2), 2010 (2), 2011 (3), 2012 (2), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2015 (2), 2016 (1)
Planning alternative routes before you set off, allowing extra time and properly preparing your vehicle for travel, can all help you avoid bank holiday traffic.
Also, can you imagine how much money is lost every Bank Holiday because of offices being closed for the day, and all the sandwich shops and dry cleaners around the offices which have to close on those days because there are no customers.
She said: "Lidl has always wanted to have opening hours from seven to 10 on Bank Holidays.
The official end of the month prior to the bank holiday means that September's figures will be boosted by back-to-school purchases.
Councillor John Robinson, Mayor of Durham, will tour the market and enjoy the entertainment on bank holiday Monday at midday - his final official engagement as the city's mayor.
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But is it not time that those in power who make these decisions re-organised the calendar to move one of the early bank holidays to late June or early July?
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.
Any other bank holiday they ask for volunteers and those who come in would receive double time, but this time they have said it is like any normal working day, you have to come in, although we would get a day in lieu.
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