IT'S always good to know when they bank holidays are so you can plan ahead. To help your diary fill up with long weekends away we have pulled together all of 2019's bank holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When are the bank holiday dates for 2018? Across the UK there are 14 days up for grabs as holidays, these are: Nationwide, New Year's Day, January 1 - a Tuesday Scotland, New Year's Holiday, January 2 - a Wednesday Northern Ireland, St Patrick's Day, March 18 - a Monday Northern Ireland, Substitute day for St Patrick's Day, March 19 - a Monday Nationwide, Good Friday, April 19 - a Friday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Easter Monday, April 22 - a Monday Nationwide, May Day, May 6 - a Monday Nationwide, Spring Bank Holiday, May 27 - a Monday Northern Ireland, Battle of the Boyne, July 12 - a Friday Scotland, August Bank Holiday, August 6 - a Monday England, Wales, Northern Ireland, August Bank Holiday, August 26 - a Monday Scotland, St Andrew's Day, … [Read more...] about When is the August bank holiday? 2019 dates for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
RAMADAN is observed by Muslims around the world as a period of fasting to commemorate "the best of times". It celebrates the moment the Koran was unveiled to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Here's what else we know about the holy month, that will start up later this year. When is Ramadan 2019? This year Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, June 4. However, the beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it will depend on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon. The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and … [Read more...] about When is Ramadan 2019, what date does the holy month start and finish and what does Ramadan Mubarak mean?
News / UK and world by Press Association January 12, 2019, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter UK tourists will pay less for goods in almost half of popular holiday destinations this year despite the volatility of the pound, new research suggests. Analysis by Post Office Travel Money found the cost of tourist staples such as meals, sun cream and coffee has fallen in 19 resorts and cities compared with 12 months ago. Singapore and St Lucia head the list of destinations where holiday costs have fallen in the past year, down 22% and 20% respectively. While those falls were due to cheaper local charges for meals and drinks, a sharp rise in the value of sterling against the Brazilian real explains why the cost of essentials in Rio de Janeiro is down 20%. Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach topped the 2019 costs barometer, with the basket of goods costing £36, including a bottle of beer at a bar (59p), a cup of … [Read more...] about UK tourists will pay less in half of popular destinations this year – study
EASTER eggs are already starting to sprout up in supermarkets now that the New Year is in full swing. But while Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day all fall on fixed dates, Easter can fall anytime between March 22 and April 25. Here are the 2019 dates for your diary When is Easter 2019 and how is the date decided? In 2019 Easter falls on Sunday, April 21. Good Friday is, therefore, April 19, and the Easter Monday bank holiday is on April 22. The date is decided by a complex set of calculations based on observations of the moon. In early Christianity, different churches used different methods, leading to disagreements which remain unresolved centuries later. Eastern and Western churches continue to celebrate Easter according to different calendars, although sometimes by chance the festivals coincide. Easter celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus, which the Bible says happened around the Jewish festival, Passover. Passover typically begins on the … [Read more...] about When is Easter 2019, what date is Good Friday on and when do schools break up?
THE festive break is over and children are heading back to school after the Christmas break. But when is the February half term? Here is all the info you need for the 2018/2019 school term dates. When did the school Christmas holidays start? Schoolchildren are back in school after their Christmas break. Young ones enjoyed almost a fortnight off before getting back to the grind again in 2019. School holiday dates in the UK can vary between the different local education authorities. For most, the winter term ended on Wednesday, December 19, meaning the Christmas break began on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Other kids finished school a day later, with all schools closed by December 21, 2018. The holiday came to an end on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, but some children don't need to go back until Monday, January 7. What are the school holiday and half term dates for the rest of the 2018/2019 academic year? School holiday and term time dates can vary depending on which part of the country you … [Read more...] about When do kids go back to school and when is February half-term 2019?