Source:House of Commons Hansard Debates (London)
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The UK's House of Commons has accepted for consideration the "Magna Carta Anniversary (Bank Holiday) Bill", which would designate Monday, June 15, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the United Kingdom to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.
Although the list of UK annual public holidays is somewhat short, the UK has been the most prolific Western European country in declaring one-off public holidays in the past decade (2010-11-23, 2009-12-27, 2001-06-19, and 1999-06-23).
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