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May Day Bank Holiday will be moved to a Friday next year to fall on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
It will be on Friday May 8 in 2020, the same day in 1945 that Nazi Germany surrendered in the Second World War.
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The date, four days after the usual Bank Holiday Monday, will launch a three-day weekend to mark Victory in Europe Day.
Commemorative events are set to be held across the country to honour the sacrifice made by men and women during the Second World War.
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Business Secretary Greg Clark said: ‘Moving next year’s early May Bank Holiday to VE Day itself is a right and fitting tribute.
‘It will ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices of a generation.’ He added: ‘VE Day marked an historic moment in not only our nation’s, but the world’s history and it is important that we commemorate this great occasion on its 75th anniversary.
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