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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Spokesman Grahame Madge said: "In the forecast leading up to the bank holiday weekend, Wales is going to see some rainfall, but the heaviest rain in the UK will be much further north and west.
A spokesman for the government department said: "We recognise there is an implication for the counting of votes in some of the local, Police and Crime Commissioner, combined authority and local mayor elections which will have taken place the day before 2020's VE Day Bank Holiday.
After New Year's Day, the next bank holidays are Good Friday on April 19 and Easter Monday on April 22.
Workers in Britain are entitled to 28 days of leave or more a year, but bosses can include bank holidays in that.
The May Day bank holiday is the most recent of our existing eight bank holidays and was introduced in 1978 by Labour employment secretary Michael Foot.
The early May Bank Holiday was introduced in 1978 and the temperature over the long weekend has never topped the 28C (82.4F) mark until Monday.
-ough - open Good Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm; closed Easter Sunday; open Bank Holiday Monday, 10.30am-4.30pm.
The Aberdare Carnival, pictured here in 1953, is still run every August Bank Holiday