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August 2020
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Monday August 31, 2020 (8/31/2020)
Method: Last Monday of August on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom or a colloquialism for public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although the majority of the population is granted time off work or extra pay for working on these days, depending on their contract.[1] The first official bank holidays were the four days named in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, but today the term is colloquially (albeit incorrectly) used for public holidays which are not officially bank holidays, for example Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Prior to 1834, the Bank of England observed about thirty-three saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834, this was reduced to just four: 1 May (May Day), 1 November (All Saints Day), Good Friday, and Christmas Day. In 1871, the first legislation relating to bank holidays was passed when Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock introduced the Bank Holidays Act 1871, which specified the days in the table set out below.[2] The English people were so thankful that they called the first Bank Holidays St Lubbock's Days for a while.[3] Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions; for example, New Year is a more important holiday there.[citation needed]

December 2020
March 2021
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 (3/17/2021)
Method: March 17th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
April 2021
May 2021
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Monday May 31, 2021 (5/31/2021)
Method: Last Monday of May on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
July 2021
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Monday July 12, 2021 (7/12/2021)
Method: July 12th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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