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UK Trafalgar Public Holiday Proposed

Source: The Guardian (London)
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The UK's Minister for Tourism, John Penrose, has suggested replacing the early May bank holiday with an October 21 annual non-working public holiday (or bank holiday, as public holidays are called in the UK) commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar.

In recent years, there has been a phenomenal number of different proposals for a new additional non-working public holiday in the United Kingdom (2011-09-09, 2011-02-04, 2010-04-24, 2010-03-13, 2009-07-28, 2009-04-05, 2009-01-15, 2008-10-28, 2008-06-26, 2008-01-11, 2007-07-25, and 2007-06-27).

But, so far the UK's government (previously Labour and now Conservative) has always preferred one-off non-repeat public holidays, usually for Royal events (2010-11-23, 2009-12-27, and 2001-06-19), but not always (1999-06-23).

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