Britain's Minister for Days Off wants to move the May Day Bank Holiday to October.
Why? Partly because there are too many bank holidays (public holidays) in the spring and none in the autumn (which is true) and partly because May Day Bank Hol was a nasty Old Labour introduction from the Seventies, and still carries the shade of socialism - which apparently upsets some Conservative MPs. If so, they really should grow up a bit..
The true May Day itself, with all its folk traditions, would be largely unaffected by this move, because the bank hol is rarely actually on May 1st anyway - its official name is "Early May Bank Holiday" and in 2012 it'll be a week late, on May 7th!
|Abram Morris Dance|
That would truly boost tourism and bring us a bit more into line with the rest of Europe, nearly all of which has more public hols than the UK.
|East Kent Morris|