The Government has announced that next year’s early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.
VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.
As many people may have made arrangements for the traditional May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4th May, it has been decided to cancel the planned Inset Day for Friday 19th June 2020 and the Inset Day will now be on Monday 4th May.
This means that the first week in May 2020 will now be:
Monday 4th May – Inset Day
Tuesday 5th May – Normal School Day
Wednesday 6th May – Normal School Day
Thursday 7th May – Normal School Day
Friday 8th May – Bank Holiday