Summer Bank Holiday History
The Summer Bank Holiday is a holiday that for many marks the end of Summer. During the three-day weekend many people take short trips or holidays, visiting family and friends in different parts of the country.
The Summer Bank Holiday was introduced in the Bank Holidays Act of 1871, it was also first observed in that year. It was originally intended to give bank employees the chance to participate in and attend cricket matches. One hundred years later, the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 moved the bank holiday to the last Monday in August for England, Wales and Northern Ireland - in Scotland it remained on the first Monday in August.
Top Tweets for Summer Bank Holiday -
In the News and Trending for Summer Bank HolidayUpdated Warning of bumper-to-bumper bank holiday traffic ahead of last summer break
thescarboroughnews.co.ukUK weather: Bank Holiday 'cool' weekend will bring summer frost and empty beaches
mirror.co.ukBank holiday ends surprisingly successful summer season for Weymouth businesses
dorsetecho.co.ukThis could be the coldest ever summer bank holiday
Summer Bank Holiday Facts & Quotes
Summer Bank Holiday Top Events and Things to Do