UK Holiday On December 1 2014?
The following calendar contains bank holidays, as declared in the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, notable days and other obervances in the United Kindom during Monday, 2014-12-01. In addition, as declared in this Act, please note that:
- The days specified in this schedule may apply to England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or all of them.
- If it appears to Her Majesty that, in the special circumstances of any year, it is inexpedient that a day specified in this calendar should be a bank holiday, Her Majesty may by proclamation declare that that day shall not in that year be a bank holiday and appoint another day in place of it.
- Her Majesty may from time to time by proclamation appoint a special day to be, either throughout the United Kingdom or in any place or locality in the United Kingdom, a bank holiday.
- No person shall be compellable to make any payment or to do any act on a bank holiday under this Act which he would not be compellable to make or do on Christmas Day or Good Friday;and where a person would, apart from this subsection, be compellable to make any payment or to do any act on a bank holiday under this Act, his obligation to make the payment or to do the act shall be deemed to be complied with if he makes or does it on the next following day on which he is compellable to make or do it.
St. Andrew's Day: [substitute] St Andrew's Day is celebrated every year on 30 November and is Scotland's national day. The day has become a bank holiday to be taken in lieu of one of the other statutory holidays at discretion of individual companies/authorities as declared in the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007 by the Scottish Parliament. The Act, which was passed by the Parliament on 29 November 2006, and received Royal Assent on 15 January 2007, amends the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Moreover, St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, as well as several other countries including Greece, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. For many Scotish people, Saint Andres's Day has come to simbolize the start of the winter and Christmas season with Christmas markets, boughs of holly and decorative tartan sashes. And when (or if) the snow arrives, ski- and snowboard-laden visitors will be heading for the pistes, including the Cairngorm, Glencoe and Nevis Range areas. In the Scotish Diaspora, St Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance.