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Thread #166278   Message #3996224
Posted By: Long Firm Freddie
13-Jun-19 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: May Day 2020 is cancelled, by government
Subject: RE: May Day 2020 is cancelled, by government
In fact they did move the bank holiday for the 50th Anniversary of VE day, from Monday 1st May 1995 to the 8th May. But they announced it well in advance, in December 1993.

This time, because of the shorter notice, big festivals such as Hastings Jack In The Green and Rochester Sweeps Festival are adversely affected along with many other festivals and other events such as weddings. Planning for Sweeps and Jack in the Green was already well underway and non-recoverable fees have been paid to local councils for road closure applications etc.

I have no problem at all in marking the 75th anniversary of VE day but it needs to be a separate public holiday.