What are some holidays in England?
Some of the holidays celebrated in England are celebrated in the United States as well. Some examples are New Year's Eve, Christmas and Valentine's Day.
Holidays in England include bank holidays, traditional holidays public holidays, and national events. Some of England's holidays are shared with the United States including New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, and Easter. Other holidays include Commonwealth Day, St. George's Day, Empire Day, and Yorkshire Day.
There is distinction to be made between official bank holidays and holidays affecting banks. Bank holidays as defined by the Banking and Financial Dealings Act of 1871 and/or Royal Proclamation result in the bank being shut down for normal operations and business hours. Holidays that are celebrated but not bank holidays result in banks being opened for normal hours. Please note that some official bank holidays exist in England and Wales but NOT Scotland (for…