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Thread #166278   Message #3996214
Posted By: Mr Red
13-Jun-19 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: May Day 2020 is cancelled, by government
Subject: May Day 2020 is cancelled, by government
UK bank holiday - To celebrate VE day - Friday May 8th 2020 (seems to be a BH). Why is 70 significant when 50 or 60 was not?
Can anyone think why a Conservative Government would want to disrupt what is seen as a labour day? And do it at an inopportune time! The UK is only now connecting that their plans set up more than a year in advance (to secure the venues/performers on a busy weekend) are meaningless. Weddings, hotel bookings, taking kids out of school etc all will be affected.

I first came across this because the May Hey Days w/e in Evesham has suspended ticket sales and is debating how to handle the disruption because they have to retain the weekend due to performers commitments (and contracts). They hire a school and Monday will be schoolday. And having a Folk Dance would be - er - um - come to think of it, a particularly good education. Team cooperation, following instructions, exercising to music, and socialising without screens.