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Early May Bank Holiday

Early May Bank Holiday celebrates workers rights. This holiday is celebrated the first Monday in May.

Celebration\ Observance

This holiday is celebrated by a lot of dancing, decorating houses with flowers, large marches, and making floral gardens. Most stores are closed however some may stay open and many people have the day off of work.

History

In 1978 the Early May Bank Holiday became an official holiday. This holiday used to be celebrated through fertility rituals performed in pagan times.