Save May Day bank holiday and add additional bank Holiday for VE Day!

Save May Day bank holiday and add additional bank Holiday for VE Day!

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Louise Exley started this petition to Government

 BBC news reveals early bank holiday in May 2020 is being scrapped for a Friday bank holiday to commemorate VE Day! I totally agree that VE Day should be commemorated and we must pay our respects to those who gave their life for us!

We were given an extra bank holiday for royal weddings so why not dedicate an extra public holiday to remember those who served us? VE Day deserves its own day alongside what was the existing bank holiday for May Day. 

I have planned my wedding day around the bank holiday which is costing my fiancé and I a huge sum! We have been waiting and saving for this day for years only to find out our perfect day is being stripped of us, due to sudden changes made by the government. Funding this wedding has been a real stretch for us and as a secondary school teacher I had tried to pick a date which would not impact my students by taking time off of work. We also did not want our guests to have to do so.

If we, as a country  really want to celebrate VE Day with a bank holiday an additional bank holiday should be granted, rather than the existing one moved.

Before booking the date for my wedding and paying the deposit I checked the official government website for published dates for bank holidays. How can it suddenly be changed?

I’m sure lots of other people throughout the UK will have already have made plans around bank holiday Monday and this will cause upheaval for them too.

The government should respect Britain’s tradition that is May Day and provide the UK with an additional bank holiday to commemorate VE Day!  

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