Submitted on Thursday 6th June 2019
Published on Monday 1st July 2019
Current status: Closed
Closed: Wednesday 6th November 2019
Move the Mayday Public Holiday to the 6th June every year to mark D-Day.
The Mayday public holiday is for most people, just a chance for a day off and has very little significance. Mayday marks the beginning of summer, although summer doesn't start until June.
The holiday was created in 1978 and falls on the 1st Monday of May and not necessarily on the day itself.
Moving this holiday will advantage both individuals and the economy. When Easter Falls late in April, there tends to be a cluster of 4 public holidays, (Good Friday, Easter Monday, Mayday and Whitsun), all within 6 weeks. Businesses can suffer with people taking of time off between the days, with individuals finding it hard to accommodate childcare. There is a general consensus that no-one should forget what happened, so the way to ensure this would be a public holiday on the actual day.
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