Summer Bank Holiday
The summer bank holiday is held on the first Monday in August in Scotland and the last Monday in August in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. This holiday is just what it sounds like: the bank gets a day off. Most jobs also give their workers a day off. Some stores close, but others stay open, hoping to get visits from workers who have the day off.
What People Do on Summer Bank Holiday
- This holiday marks the end of summer and the start of autumn, so many people start preparing for the new season. Since fall means back to school , it's a big day for shopping for school supplies.
- Traveling is another popular activity. Take the chance to go on one last summer holiday!
- Many people take the opportunity to do work around the house, especially work that will prepare their house for the colder season.
- Gardening is big on this day, since the new season also affects plants ,fruits , and vegetables .
- In London, the Notting Hill Carnival is held. This is thought to be the second largest street celebration in the world, bringing in over two million people. The carnival is known for its crazy costumes and music played by steel drum bands . It started in 1965 as a protest against racism and poor working conditions, but now it is a multicultural event.