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English Public Holiday 8th May not 4th May

Old 28th Dec 2019, 07:48
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English Public Holiday 8th May not 4th May

Today's Times points out that the Govt moved the early May bank holiday to Friday 8th for 2020 (75th D Day anniversary) - but a lot of diaries etc still show the Monday 4th

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8th May VE Day!
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Hoorah ! traffic jams on the Thursday rather than a week earlier ......
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 08:38
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Hoorah ! traffic jams on the Thursday rather than a week earlier ......
Always a great bank holiday to take an early break on the near continent, since the UK can't be bothered to take holidays on the "correct" day, the holiday having originally been instigated by a Labour government to celebrate May Day.

The rest of Europe has the 1st May, or in the Netherlands the 30th April (King's Day I believe) so accommodation the following weekend is generally easily available and still at low season rates. I for one won't be staying around in the UK and wrapping myself in the flag and celebrating crushing the Germans. Purpose of moving the holiday is really a propaganda exercise to brainwash people in how superior the British are and how little we need the rest of Europe post Brexit. I won't buy that and have better things to do with my time - same as I did for the Royal jubilees.
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The post by ATKnotts has just spoilt my day. What a vitriolic and pointless comment.
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I for one won't be staying around in the UK and wrapping myself in the flag and celebrating crushing the Germans. Purpose of moving the holiday is really a propaganda exercise to brainwash people in how superior the British are and how little we need the rest of Europe post Brexit.
VE Day, of course, being a public holiday in Germany amongst other countries.....

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays...f-world-war-ii
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"The post by ATKnotts has just spoilt my day. What a vitriolic and pointless comment."

Agreed - and I thought we SAVED the Germans from a regime that was unspeakable
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VE Day, of course, being a public holiday in Germany amongst other countries.....

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays...f-world-war-ii
But you failed to note the difference.

The difference being, of course, that Germany and others have a holiday to mark "The end of WW2".

Whereas in Britain we persist in celebrating "Victory in Europe" day. The day we gave the beastly Hun a hammering.

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Remind me, when did World War II actually end?
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The day we gave the beastly Nazis a hammering.
Is that ok, Sallyann?
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 11:39
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Is that ok, Sallyann?
No, I would prefer to mark the End of the War. The death of millions was not a Victory for anyone.
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Perhaps the 8th May could be titled "Victory for Europe" day - the day when Europe was finally liberated from Nazi tyranny.
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Announced by the government, with the associated problems highlighted across the media, back in June.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-48661884

Shouldn't really have come as a shock!

And sorry sallyann1234 but to call it anything other than a victory is an insult to the thousands of allied servicemen and woman, as well as the civilians, who either laid down their lives as a result of a war which was not of their making or have suffered many years of mental anguish since. Quite frankly I don't really care what the axis nations call it.

Tredigraph - good point. Wonder when the announcement for another bank holiday on the 14th August (nearest Friday to the 15th) will be announced (cue spike in google search for relevance of 15th August.....)
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"The end of WW2"
WORLD war 2 didn't end until VJ day.
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... and there are people who think that Basil Fawlty was a comic caricature!!
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And remember the difference between the cessation of hostilities in WW1 and the Victory in Europe.
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
VE Day, of course, being a public holiday in Germany amongst other countries.....

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays...f-world-war-ii
No it isn't.

In your tireless propaganda flood on Jet Blast, you should try a reality check and do other users the courtesy of not misinforming them with complete nonsense.

The idea that Germans would have a national holiday to celebrate their defeat is obviously absurd.
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Originally Posted by Wrathmonk View Post
And sorry sallyann1234 but to call it anything other than a victory is an insult to the thousands of allied servicemen and woman, as well as the civilians, who either laid down their lives as a result of a war which was not of their making or have suffered many years of mental anguish since. Quite frankly I don't really care what the axis nations call it.
I come from a military family and each Remembrance Sunday we mention by name the family members who died in both world wars. I have visited the grave of one at Kranji. As far as we are concerned they died to create peace, not to make a Victory.

From the sound of your last sentence it seems that you have learned nothing from the suffering of our ancestors across all the countries of Europe.

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National Remembrance day in the Netherlands (Dodenherdenking) is held on 4th May, every year. It’s a day when the Dutch can remember and commemorate the soldiers and civilians who died in WWII and other conflicts. This takes place during a 2-minute silence, at 8 pm on that day.May 5 is known as Liberation Day.
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