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Well Monday 1 May is one of the official 4 Bank Holidays we have and this got me wondering who, what, when and where did all this come from?

A little bit of research tells me that before 1871 the UK & Ireland had 33 religious days on which Banks closed!  The passing of an Act in 1871 changed all that and left us with 4 official Bank Holidays for England, Wales & Ireland and 5 for Scotland (New Year's Day).

Walking through the streets of Belfast today we have one very well known building called "The Bank Buildings" or Primark so have attached an interesting article on the history of this building in Belfast.

HAPPY MAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY TO ALL

www.culturnorthernireland.org/article/767/famous-belfast-stores-the-bank-buildings

 

 

 

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