Personally, I'd like to scrap the random bank holidays we have now and have meaningful holidays which have some historical relevance instead.Random holidays with no historical relevance? Errr lets see...
- New Years Day: Hardly random, the full cycle of the planet around the sun and the beginning of a new cycle. Plus everyone has a hangover and wouldn't want to go to work.
- Good Friday: Not sure if there is any history around this one, something about some carpenter meeting his own working implements I think. Oh yes, and also the beginning of the pagan Spring Equinox weekend.
- Easter Monday: That'll be the day of ascension but more accurately the anglo-saxon pagan festival of the Spring Equinox. No historical relevance to England there whatsoever!
- May Day: Anglo-saxon pagan festival.
- Whitsunday: That will be Pentecost then and the coming of Christ in the form of flames. Also timed around the Spring Equinox though.
- August Bank Holiday: I'll give them this one, random summer day off but boy do we all love it. Reading Festival anyone?
- Christmas Day: Celebrating strange birth of already mentioned carpenter. Held during the Winter Solstice a great time of historical merriment for our Anglo-Saxon forefathers.
- Boxing Day: Actually known as the Feast of St Stephen with bugger all historical relevance at all.