Spring Bank Holiday History
Spring Bank Holiday is a day off work and school. The day is usually spent catching up with friends and enjoying the early summer weather. As with other Bank Holidays, the origin of the festival is related to archaic religious festivals.
In 1971, the government replaced a previous late May holiday known as Whit Monday, a Christian holiday commemorating the day the Holy Ghost descending to Jesus Christ's disciples and marking the end of the Easter season. The day originally coincided with Easter, but it has since been moved to the end of May and renamed Spring Bank Holiday. The Spring Bank Holiday is celebrated in the UK on the last Monday of May each year.
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