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Thread #24241 Message #3336333
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
10-Apr-12 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Dancing at Whitsun
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dancing at Whitsun
Now we're in the mood for corrections, Pentecost is the same event as Whitsun. It's the Sunday 50 days after Easter Day.
Whitsun was followed by a Bank Holiday Monday in England. Its date was linked to Easter, but it has now been replaced with the Spring Bank Holiday on the last Monday in May.
This year, 2012, the Bank Holiday will be on the first Monday in June, and will be followed by another holiday on the Tuesday to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Each Bank Holiday is said to cost the UK economy £2.3 billion. I suppose that is what makes them so enjoyable.