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It is in England :)
Why is everyone, including me, working?!?!? Mental
centred on the idea of local industry. Regional holiday dates being based on coordinated shutdown of dominant local industries and factories etc means you can get away for the weekend (cf 'doon the watter') to somewhere in a region where not everywhere is gonna be shut, out alternatively, it might be tied in to a local fair. A similar thing used to happen in the north of England, too, afaik.
Banks align with England. Shops do what they want (no Sunday trading laws, either, btw - cos there's no state church?)
Edinburgh council don't really do any holidays (regional or bank) except for Xmas, NY and Easter - you just get the equivalent number of days days to take off whenever you want, which I quite like.
I usually have to cover on bank holidays and sit and get paid double time while no one comes into the box office because its a bank holiday and why would anyone do that on a bank holiday. Oh wait
that's happened before
a) wanking for pleasure, rather than the usual business wank; or
b) having a day off from wanking?
Enquiring minds need to know.
I'm so out of touch
took me half an hour to walk to the bank a while ago and it was closed :( at least it was sunny though