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bank holidays,

days when the law requires that banks be closed. In the United States the list varies from state to state but generally includes, besides the major holidays, many days that are observed only by the banks and such government institutions as post offices. In England since 1871, bank holidays have had special significance as secular and perpetual holidays. The days include Christmas, Boxing Day (the first weekday after Christmas), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whitmonday (the day after Pentecost), and the special banking day on the first Monday in August.
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These days, more shops seem to be open than closed on bank holidays and they seem to be on different days in different parts of the country, so it was only going to be a matter of time before the banks followed suit and opened their doors.
There is no automatic right to time off on bank holidays, but most employers observe them
That being said, from a business perspective it would be a real benefit if one of the bank holidays in May was changed to the latter part of the year, but I can't see that happening.
As you enjoy another bank holiday, you are probably thinking "why don't we have more of them".
Trouble is, there is then no bank holiday relief until August, which has long struck me as odd.
Northern Ireland has two additional bank holidays on March 17 for St Patrick's Day and July 12 to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.
SEVENTEEN years ago when Diana Princess of Wales was killed in Paris in a car accident we were promised a bank holiday every year to remember her birthday on July 1.
Beach breaks are proving to be popular for the August Bank Holiday, which takes place over the weekend of August 25, 26 and 27.
MORE than a third of businesses in the West Midlands are unhappy about the additional Bank Holiday in June to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
This, they say, in due in part to the fact that 3 per cent of working days are available to take off as bank holidays.