UK Holiday On May 8 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 Thursday, 2014-05-08. 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.
Victory in Europe Day:  Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) commemorates the end of World War II in Europe when the Allies of World War II accepted Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945. This year the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate the 69th anniversary of VE Day with street parties, parades and festivities held in the capital and the valleys.