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Each year in May, the Monday after Pentecost is a bank holiday. This year it falls on May 27th, allowing haggard office workers the opportunity to don a pair of shorts and potentially enjoy a little bit of precarious British sunshine.​

There are many bank holidays celebrated across the UK and the world, as well as many more days of national observance.

Here are some of the most interesting – with a short explanation about why they are celebrated.

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