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UK Trafalgar Public Holiday Abandoned

Source: UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (London)
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A spokesman from the UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, has announced that the UK government had dropped the previously-announced plans to create an annual non-working public holiday commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar.

As per the aforementioned statement, "Following the responses we had to our pre-consultation on whether to move the May Day bank holiday, the Department has recognised the views of the majority who wish to keep the status quo. Therefore there will be no further consultation.".

Last fall (2011-10-22), the UK's Minister for Tourism, John Penrose, had 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.

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