2013 May bank holiday breaks
Get the most from your bank holiday weekends in May!
In the UK, May is blessed with two bank holiday weekends, and it seems a shame to spend those rare three day bank holiday weekends at home when there are so many fantastic places to escape to for a short break. The May Day bank holiday (Early May bank holiday) on the first Monday and the Spring bank holiday on the last represent the two bank holidays in May.
The actual origins of the May Bank Holidays, especially May Day, are somewhat unclear, originating in pre-Christian Europe, yet adopted to mean many things to many people. The May Bank holiday celebrations are now usually seen as the start of summer, providing a chance to rid you of the winter blues over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Early May Bank Holiday Dates 2013
Monday 6th May, 2013Spring Bank Holiday Dates 2013
Monday 27th May, 2013
Top Five May Bank Holiday Destinations
2013 May Bank Holidays in ScotlandThere are always a huge number of May bank holiday events put on in Scotland. Show Scotland is an unmissable bank holiday celebration of creative culture hosted in galleries, museums and town centres across the country.
2013 May Bank Holidays in FranceWith only three days to take over a May bank holiday weekend and quick transport options, France is a great choice for a bank holiday break. Plus with three May holidays of their own, there is always something special to do!
2013 May Bank Holidays in WalesEscaping to Wales with your family in May is a wonderful experience. The rural regions are coming into full bloom by May Day, providing some of the most picturesque and charming places to enjoy the bank holiday Monday.
2013 May Bank Holidays in PortugalIf you would like to celebrate your May Bank Holiday weekend in the sun, the beaches of Portugal's famous Algarve region are beginning to get into full swing, letting you enjoy the first hot summer holidays of the year.
2013 May Bank Holidays in EnglandThere are a number of villages and towns in England which offer fantastic May Day Celebrations, including the Obby Oss Festival in Padstow and the traditional May Day events in Whitstable and Rochester in Kent.
There are many options for taking bank holiday weekend breaks, with many of our holiday home owners happy to take short bookings over bank holidays if you do not wish to take a full week off work after the bank holiday Monday. The chance to spend a little quality time with your family is a great motivation to taking a bank holiday break abroad. However, with such a short time with which to travel, you may wish to take a holiday close to home in the UK.
The May bank holidays are still celebrated in a traditional style in many town and villages throughout the UK. Morris dancers, Maypoles and sporting events are enjoyed with gusto in many regions, from the traditional May Day celebrations in Whitstable and Rochester to the Guineas Racing Festival at Newmarket Racecourse and from the Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival to the Exmoor Walking and Cycling Festival in Devon. Wherever you wish to be for the May bank holiday weekends, finding excellent entertainment will be easy.
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