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  Bankholiday.eu
Bank holidays are so called because they are days upon which banks are shut and therefore (traditionally) no other businesses could operate.
In the Republic of Ireland, the term Public Holiday is used officially, though bank holiday is used colloquially.
The holiday mandated by the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 is perhaps the most notable of these.
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  Bank Holiday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Bank Holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom and also in the Republic of Ireland.
Bank holidays are so called because they are days upon which banks are (or were) shut and therefore (traditionally) no other businesses could operate.
In this way, public holidays are not 'lost' in years when they coincide with weekends (which will already be a day off for many people.) These deferred bank holiday days are termed a 'bank holiday in lieu' of the typical anniversary date.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bank_Holiday   (1086 words)

  
 Holidays: Early May Bank Holiday in United Kingdom
The first Monday in May is a bank holiday and most people have a day off work.
In Scotland, the Early May Bank holiday has been observed on the first Monday in May since 1871, but was only introduced in the rest of the United Kingdom in 1978.
In 1995 and only in that year, this bank holiday was moved to the second Monday in May (May 8) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allies accepting the surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
www.timeanddate.com /holidays/uk/early-may-bank-holiday   (646 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions - BERR
Bank holidays are days in the whole or part of the UK on which banks may close for business.
In Scotland, although bank holidays are observed in the banking and financial sector, they have less general significance; the public and business community in Scotland tend instead to observe various local and traditional days.
Provisions in the legislation enable the dates of bank holidays to be changed or other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special occasions.
www.berr.gov.uk /employment/bank-public-holidays/faq/page18878.html   (516 words)

  
 Bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2008-2011 - BERR
Bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2008-2011
Any right to time off or extra pay for working on a bank holiday depends on the terms of an employee's contract of employment.
Dates in bold are bank holidays which have been introduced since the 1971 Banking and Financial Dealings Act, and are routinely proclaimed each year by the Queen; dates in italics are subject to Proclamation by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and are not included in the Royal Proclamation.
www.berr.gov.uk /employment/bank-public-holidays/index.html   (200 words)

  
 What is a "Bank Holiday," opposed to a bank being closed because of a holiday?
In the UK and Ireland, Bank Holiday is the name commonly given to a public holiday, when all government departments, schools and banks are closed.
Bank holiday in the states is a phrase that was coined during the depression.
The term 'bank holiday' now means any closing of the bank that is not a recognized holiday.Have a good day BB.
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 Bank Holidays - MSN Encarta
Bank Holidays, statutory public holidays—that is, they have been established as such by government edict.
In many English-speaking countries there are two bank holidays in the year; one on the last Monday in May and the other on the last Monday in August (except in Scotland, where it falls on the first Monday in August).
The first is known as the May Bank Holiday but is also sometimes referred to as the Spring Bank Holiday and even the Whitsun Bank Holiday.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781528514/bank_holidays.html   (208 words)

  
 United States bank holiday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Bank Holiday of the Great Depression took place in 1933 when Franklin D. Roosevelt closed the banks from March 6 to March 10 to keep depositors from bankrupting the banking system by withdrawing all their money.
Banks were allowed to reopen when they could prove that the money in their reserves was greater than or equal to the money that had been deposited in.
If the banks were unsound they would stay closed or could apply for a government loan in order to keep from declaring bankruptcy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_bank_holiday   (157 words)

  
 Permanent Bank Holiday - Bank of America jilts its hometown of San Francisco for ... Charlotte, N.C.? By P.J. Corkery
Old-timers recall that Giannini, who kept his desk on the banking floor itself, made loans to working people after inspecting their hands: If the loan applicant had callused hands that meant he was working, and he got the loan.
While there was no run on the bank in the wake of the news, so great was the shock that the bank made grief counselors available to the stricken city.
In the 1920s, he bought banks in New York to establish a beachhead, but he was beaten back, in a three-decade struggle, by banking laws, regulators, and in-house perfidy.
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 Should St George's Day be a bank holiday? : January 2008 : Francisca Kellett : Travel : Telegraph Blogs
Bank holidays are a whole different breed of time off.
I think the way forward would be to give each of the UK nations a public holiday on the day of their patron saint.
The answer of course is a bank holiday in late October, but what might the extra day be in aid of.
blogs.telegraph.co.uk /travel/franciscakellett/january2008/bankholiday.htm   (1939 words)

  
 Bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2007-2010 - BERR
Bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the years 2007-2010
Any right to time off or extra pay for working on a bank holiday depends on the terms of an employee's contract of employment.
Dates in bold are bank holidays which have been introduced since the 1971 Banking and Financial Dealings Act, and are routinely proclaimed each year by the Queen; dates in italics are subject to Proclamation by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and are not included in the Royal Proclamation.
www.dti.gov.uk /employment/bank-public-holidays/index.html   (212 words)

  
 Bank holiday entitlement... | Ask MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the past couple of years all the members of our team have been paid time and a half for working on a bank holiday although it has been loosely mentioned by management a couple of times that we are allowed to take a day off in lieu instead of time and a half pay.
The problem arises as we have recently been discussing at work that if the bank holiday falls on a day when we are not scheduled to be at work, we do not currently get compensated.
We feel this might be unfair as it means that essentially we are working 3 to 4 extra 12 hour days a year compared to the Monday to Friday workers (if you calculate and compare the amount of hours worked per year by both types of worker on the team).
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 Bank Holidays 2008 - 2010 (UK Public Holidays)
The Scottish banks decided a few years ago that the days when Scottish and English banks had different dates for closing were causing problems with computer systems and they decided to "adopt" the English dates instead.
Banks are not allowed to operate on bank holidays.
A public holiday on the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (12 July).
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/questions/bankholidays.html   (1002 words)

  
 Traditions UK : Bank Holidays
The name "Bank Holiday" derives from the fact that the Banks were shut and so no trading could take place.
Traditionally on a Bank Holiday many businesses are closed to enable the workers to have a holiday, and anyone who does work on a Bank Holidays usually gets paid extra - "time-and-a-half" or even "double time," negotiated for them by the Trades Unions.
There are also two common law holidays on Good Friday and Christmas Day and a public holiday on the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne (July 12th).
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 May Bank Holiday - @forums
A bank holiday is any of several days designated as holidays by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and a supplementary act of 1875 for all the banks in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.
In fact it is against the law for a bank to open on a bank holiday.
Before 1830 the Bank of England closed on approximately 40 saints days and anniversaries, but in that year the number was reduced to 18 days.
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=193762   (661 words)

  
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This year the bank set aside $600,000 for the program and processed 588 loans of varying amounts totaling $438,000.
The bank prints special checks in house that are given to participating customers.
The bank does not look at need when it comes to the loans and bases qualification on standard lending criteria.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3799/is_200301/ai_n9179800   (327 words)

  
 Trades Union Congress - It would be a happy Monday if today were a Bank holiday
With 61 days to go until the next bank holiday and 56 days since the last one the TUC is calling on the government to make this autumn half-term Monday one of three new bank holidays.
On a bank holiday, the activities of the millions of people not in work have a positive effect upon other areas of the economy, particularly retail and tourism.
In 2001, when the UK was hit by the foot and mouth epidemic, representatives from the tourism and hospitality industry lobbied the government for a special bank holiday that autumn to stimulate trade.
www.tuc.org.uk /economy/tuc-8845-f0.cfm   (800 words)

  
 Bank Holidays - About the Fed - FRB Dallas
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and its branches at El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, will not be open on the following holidays in 2006:
The Federal Reserve standard holiday schedule mandates that if January 1, July 4, November 11, or December 25 falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a holiday.
For the year 2006, January 1 falls on a Sunday; therefore, Monday, January 2, will be observed as a holiday.
www.dallasfed.org /fed/holidays.html   (140 words)

  
 Dave's ESL Cafe's Student Discussion Forums :: View topic - Bank holiday?
I always thought that "bank holiday" is every monday when it is the first of month.
In England and Wales there are six bank holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Monday, May Day (not necessarily 1 May), Spring and Late Summer Holidays at the end of May and August respectively, and Boxing Day.
In Northern Ireland there are seven bank holidays: New Year's Day, St. Patrick's Day (17 March), Easter Monday, May Day (not necessarily 1 May), Spring and Late Summer Holidays at the end of May and August respectively, and Boxing Day.
eslcafe.com /forums/student/viewtopic.php?p=41989&...   (428 words)

  
 Holidays: Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom
The spring bank holiday was originally the Monday after Pentecost, but is now fixed as the last Monday in May.
The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, moved this bank holiday to the last Monday in May, following a trail period of this arrangement from 1965 to 1970.
In 2002 and only in that year, this bank holiday was moved to June 4 to follow an extra bank holiday on June 3.
www.timeanddate.com /holidays/uk/spring-bank-holiday   (535 words)

  
 RockWithArsenal | Turkish Delight
in case anybody cares, here's the official BANK HOLIDAY guideline to adding and denying myspace friends: if you request to "befriend" us and you're a real person regardless of the high number of "friends" you have we will add you.
bank holiday is a name that we conjured up because we grew tired of the connotions placed upon the former name, arsenal.
anyhow, bank holiday came about cos it sounded cool and it offered us a name where we couldn't be associated to any particular genre.
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 Listen to English - learn English!
Most countries have public holidays at various times of the year – that means, days when schools, offices and many businesses are closed, so that most people do not have to go to work.
Some of the “bank holidays” are at the times of the important traditional Christian festivals at Easter and Christmas.
We have another bank holiday, the Spring Bank Holiday, on the last Monday in May; and another bank holiday on the last Monday in August.
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 Which celebrity would you like to spend a Bank Holiday with & what would you do? - Sonic Youth Gossip
I don't know what the hell bank holiday is, but here in the states its Labor Day on Monday.
WHen the European Union was formed, there was a proposal to give all EU countries all other EU countries bank holidays.
I'd take Keira Knightley for a romantic day out, walks in the park, dinner in a nice restaurant, all that sort of stuff, then I'd shag her senseless in the evening.
www.sonicyouth.com /gossip/showthread.php?t=5588&goto=nextoldest   (396 words)

  
 workSMART: Bank Holiday Idol
Earlier this year, 20,000 of you voted in our Bank Holiday Idol search for a new bank holiday.
With 16 weeks between the next Bank Holiday and the last one, this would be a great time to have a new holiday, breaking the gap that makes our damp, dark Monday mornings seem such a slog at times.
The government has long term plans to fix the loophole which means some people don't get any bank holidays.
www.worksmart.org.uk /holiday   (162 words)

  
 Bulletin - University of Sussex Newsletter - Jubilee Bank Holiday - 3 May 2002
He went on, "The students having to take exams on these Bank Holidays of course have our sympathy, but we have done our best to help at a practical level.
The Computing Service will provide its usual Bank Holiday service: Chichester 1 will be closed but the 24-hour access PC clusters will be open, the campus network and link to JANET will remain active, and UNIX systems and printing facilities will be available.
The Library (but not the Bolthole) will be open between 9am and 6.30pm on both Bank Holidays (although lending facilities will be in operation only from 12.30pm on these days).
www.sussex.ac.uk /press_office/bulletin/03may02/article10.shtml   (380 words)

  
 Murray Bank Holiday Farm
Murray Bank holiday units are set on 16 acres, with private river frontage, and features such as canoeing, yabbying, leisurely strolls, BBQs and play areas for children.
The Palace is the fond appellation for a unique hideaway cabin perched high on the north bank of the Murray River with just enough room between the front wall and the edge to form a grassy terrace.
These are holiday units that would appeal to caravanners who appreciate the wide open spaces and having facilities to amuse and occupy us outdoors.
www.cam.net.uk /home/100.Thoday/yabby   (1292 words)

  
 BBC - London - Memoryshare - Your August Bank Holiday memories
The end of August is the last public holiday for us to enjoy before Christmas.
The last public holiday before Christmas, the last one before the kids return to school.
You may leave the country during it, you may be a stalwart reveller every year at the Notting Hill Carnival or indeed the Leeds or Reading festivals.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/content/articles/2007/08/16/memoryshare_bank_holiday_feature.shtml   (302 words)

  
 UK Bank Holiday Dates 2008 2009 2007
The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 provides the statutory basis for UK bank holidays; and Schedule 1 to the Act prescribes Scottish bank holidays.
Special days can be appointed under the 1971 Act as bank holidays (either additional or in place of bank holidays which fall on a Saturday or Sunday) subject to Royal Proclamation each year.
Substitute days are customarily appointed for all UK bank holidays which fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
www.big-yoy.co.uk /spreadsheets/holiday/bank_holiday_dates.php   (367 words)

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