The Early May Bank Holiday in 2020 will move in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
VE Day – or Victory in Europe Day – is marked on 8 May and commemorates the Allies accepting the surrender of Nazi Germany in the second world war.
The May Day Bank Holiday is traditionally held on the first Monday in May but in 2020 it will be moved to the end of the week.
It means the early bank holiday will fall on Friday 8th May instead of Monday 4th to form part of a three day weekend commemorating Allies accepting the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
The bank holiday will move in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but not necessarily in Scotland as bank holidays are devolved to Holyrood.
The May Day bank holiday has only ever been moved once before, when it was shifted from 1 to 8 May in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
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