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Don’t forget to turn up for work on Monday 4th May.

Just in case you are not aware, 2020 will see the May Bank Holiday Monday which would have been on Monday 4th May has moved to Friday 8th May to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

So, if you are planning to take Monday 4th May off, make sure to book it as a holiday and don’t forget that Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday instead for V E Day.

VE (Victory in Europe) is a holiday that is recognised across the world. Whilst it’s no longer officially celebrated in the U.S it is seen as an important day across most of Europe where many countries see it as a public holiday to celebrate the end of World War II.

It is however celebrated by a different name in some countries such as Liberation day in Norway and Victory over Fascism Day in Slovakia and in some cases the date varies due to an additional 2 days of fighting between German and Soviet Forces after the signing of the official documents.

Find out more about V E Day here  


The full list of Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales for 2020 is as follows:

1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day
10 April Friday Good Friday
13 April Monday Easter Monday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day (substitute day)

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