UK Holiday On March 1 2017?
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 Wednesday, 2017-03-01. 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 David’s Day:  St David’s Day is the national day of Wales, celebrated on 1st March in honour of the Welsh patron saint Dewi Sant (St David) who died on this date in 589AD. Welsh people celebrate St David’s Day by wearing a leek or daffodil, which are the national symbols for Wales. In Cardiff, South Wales, the city organizes the annual St David’s Day Parade featuring giant images of St Davis, the Red Dragon and Owain Glyndw. The parade is the first event in the Cardiff St David’s Festival, which also includes a St David’s Day market and concerts in St David’s Hall and Wales Millennium centre.