2020 May Bank Holiday has been moved

20th June 2019
May Day bank holiday will move next year to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The early May Day bank holiday will be moved back four days next year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

VE Day - or Victory in Europe Day - is marked on May 8 and commemorates the Allies accepting the surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

The May Day bank holiday is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to the Friday and form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.