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Articles Tagged 'Bank Holidays'

A Maypole, for May Day (Photo: Bradcalkins/Fotolia/AP Images)

What is a Bank Holiday?

As a momentary respite from all that parading and shopping over the Labor Day weekend, let’s take a look at public holidays in the British Isles. Specifically, the tradition the British have of calling their public holidays a bank holiday, as if only people who work in banks can take the time off. Actually, the […]