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Bank Holiday

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In England there are typically six "bank holidays"—weekdays when the banks are closed for business: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May Bank Holidays, Spring Bank Holiday (in late May), August (or Summer) Bank Holiday, Christmas, and Boxing Day. These official public holidays were established by law in 1871 and are traditionally spent at local fairgrounds.
In the United States, the Great Depression of 1929 had caused many people to withdraw their savings, and the banks had trouble meeting the demand. In February 1933 the Detroit banks failed and this caused a country-wide panic. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed his first full day in office (March 6, 1933) a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the country's banking system. The "holiday" actually lasted 10 days, during which "scrip" (paper currency in denominations of less than a dollar) temporarily replaced real money in many American households.
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, pp. 91, 146
DictDays-1988, pp. 6, 8
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This is a VIP day out on Bank Holiday Monday, and the prize includes having a named race and presenting the trophy to the winning owner, a table for four people in the Voltigeur Restaurant for a three-course meal and wine, a luxury gift and racecards.
Before the breakthrough, air passengers were facing 24-hour strikes at Gatwick and Stansted on bank holiday Monday and on Friday August 29 as well as 24-hour strikes at Manchester on Wednesday August 27 and Monday September 1.
I gather that certain customers had asked if the bank would be open on Bank Holiday Monday.
A CHARITY family fun day will be held on Bank Holiday Monday at a Coventry sports club.
Bad - On the rare occasions I am off on a bank holiday Monday it feels too much like a Sunday with shops shutting early.
BUS services will be reduced on Bank Holiday Monday.
Ethan Allen, Music Director of Eric's, says: Eric's are delighted to have a performance by such a soul legend as Garry Christian scheduled on the Bank Holiday Monday, with The Christians being one of Liverpool''s most successful bands it rounds off a weekend of top-class entertainment.
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BANK Holiday Monday racing is back at Epsom after a break while the new Duchess's stand was built, and to celebrate the first family fun day since the re-opening, on August 31, new MD Rupert Trevelyan has set entry to both grandstands at the special price of pounds 15.