#EngKnowledge: “Bank Holiday”

This long weekend is the best time to learn about Bank Holiday! 

 In the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth countries, Bank Holiday is the most awaited time in a year, apart from Christmas and New Year. 

Most awaited = paling dinanti. 

Except for those who work in essential services like policemen/ambulance, this is the time for everyone to enjoy long weekend.

Except for those who work in essential services like policemen/ambulance, this is the time for everyone to enjoy long weekend.

Replacement days = pengganti hari libur yang diambil untuk bekerja. 

So what is actually a Bank Holiday? Simply put, it’s a holiday other than public holidays which banks are ordered to close. 

So what is actually a Bank Holiday? Simply put, it’s a holiday other than public holidays which banks are ordered to close. 

Ordered = diperintahkan. 

The following are examples of Bank Holidays in a year: 

Easter Monday = the first Monday after Easter, which is tomorrow. 

May Bank Holiday = Happens during Labour Day or 1 May. 

Summer Bank Holiday = the last Monday in August. 

These holidays applied to whole United Kingdom and Commonwealth, with some minor exceptions.

 In Scotland, St. Andrew’s Day (30 November) is also designated to be a Bank Holiday. 

The idea of Bank Holidays was first introduced in 1871 by Sir John Lubbock. 

If a Bank Holiday happens to fall on a Saturday/Sunday, then a substitute day will be given. 

Substitute = pengganti. 

Source: Wikipedia, learnenglish.de

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 5 April 2015.

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