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Dont forget, this years May Day Bank Holiday is on Friday 8th May.

Bank Holidays may not mean a great deal at the moment but this years May Day Bank Holiday is a perfect reminder of how we have dealt with difficult and desperate times and how much stronger this has made us.

As most people are aware, this years May Bank Holiday Monday which usually falls on the first Monday in May, moving to a Friday 8th May to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

This is only the second time in history when the May Bank Holiday has been moved, the first being in 1995 for the 50th VE Day anniversary.

VE (Victory in Europe) is a holiday that is recognised across the world. Whilst it’s no longer officially celebrated in the U.S it is seen as an important day across most of Europe where many countries see it as a public holiday to celebrate the end of World War II.

It is however celebrated by a different name in some countries such as Liberation day in Norway and Victory over Fascism Day in Slovakia and in some cases the date varies due to an additional 2 days of fighting between German and Soviet Forces after the signing of the official documents.

Even though we cannot get out to celebrate this momentus event in our history, take time to remember those who gave their lives in World War II and to those who survived.

Whilst the impact of Covid-19 throughout the World has been very difficult for most and tragic for some, remember by working together we can overcome this as we have proven in the past.

Celebrate and remember V E Day from the safety of your homes and look forward to working together to beat Covid-19.