- Bank Holidays Act 1871
The Bank Holidays Act 1871 established the first
Bank Holidaysin the United Kingdom.
The Act designated four Bank Holidays in
England, Walesand Ireland( Easter Monday; Whit Monday; First Monday in August; Boxing Dayin England and Wales and St Stephen's Dayin Ireland), and five in Scotland( New Year's Day; Good Friday; First Monday in May; First Monday in August; Christmas Day).
In England, Wales and Ireland, Good Friday and Christmas Day were considered traditional days of rest (as were Sundays) and therefore it was felt unnecessary to include them in the Act.
The Act was repealed in 1971 and superseded by the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, which remains in force today.
Department of Trade and Industry, History of Bank and Public Holidays, [http://www.dti.gov.uk/employment/bank-public-holidays/bank-public-holidays/page18882.html] Accessed 1 July 2006
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