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UK 2020 Public Holidays Amended

Source: The Independent (London)
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019


The UK Business Secretary, Greg Clark, has announced the upcoming non-working UK early-May public holiday will move from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-Day.

A few months ago (2019-02-22), the UK Prime Minister's official spokesman had announced that the 2020 early May bank holiday might be moved from Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe, as was done in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of VE-Day.

One-off public holidays have also been declared for the Queen's Golden and Diamond jubilees (2009-12-27, 2001-06-19 and 2000-11-24), the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (2010-11-23 and 2010-11-18), as well as, in 1981, on the occasion of the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.


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