We have another bank holiday coming up (Picture: Getty Images)It’s only been just over a week since the nation celebrated its last bank holiday – a particularly significant one as it coincided with the 75th anniversary of VE Day – and another one is already on the horizon.
Yup, one of the highlights of May is that we get two long weekends to look forward to, with a bank holiday at the start and end of the month.
And unlike the first one which moved from Monday to Friday this year in the wake of the VE Day celebrations (which the country marked from home in the wake of lockdown), the next one – the Spring Bank Holiday – is staying firmly put on its usual Monday.
But just when is it – and how many more bank holidays do we have to look forward to in 2020?
When is the next May bank holiday?
We don’t have to wait very long at all for the next bank holiday, as it’s just a week away – on Monday 25 May.
Traditionally the two bank holidays in May take place on the first and last Mondays of the month, with the latter also coinciding with the start of half-term.
The latter – known as the Spring Bank Holiday – became a holiday in 1967 when it replaced Whit Monday as a public holiday in the UK.
The country marked VE Day with a bank holiday earlier this month (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)Make the most of it though folks – as it’s the last one that we’re getting for a while, until the summer at least.
How many bank holidays are left in 2020?
We still have a few more bank holidays left to go before 2021, and here’s what you can look forward to in the coming months.
Battle of the Boyne: Monday 13 July (Northern Ireland only)
Summer bank holiday: Monday 3 August (Scotland only)
Summer bank holiday: Monday 31 August (England, Wales and Northern Ireland only)
Christmas Day: Friday 25 December
Boxing Day: Monday 28 December (substitute day)
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