Early May Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020
In June 2019 it was decided that the normal Monday Early May bank holiday would be changed to Friday 8th May, to coincide with and celebrate 75 years of VE day – Victory in Europe.
VE Day marked the end of the 2nd World War in Europe, 1945. That image is of the celebrations in Trafalgar Square – my Mum might be in there somewhere.
I don’t know about you but I only found out about this change the other day. The day was also changed to Friday in 1995, to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
It’s good that we remember. I am surprised there hasn’t been more notification of the change as it can affect long weekend arrangements. My diary still shows Monday as the bank holiday! OKOK, it is a cheap one.
Whatever you do or how you spend the long weekend, stay safe and long may peace go on.