Spring Bank Holiday replaced Whit Monday on Gibraltar’s and the UK’s holiday schedule in 1967. It is also sometimes called Late May Bank Holiday since it falls on the last Monday of every May.
|2021||31 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2022||30 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2023||29 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2024||27 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
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Whit Monday was a follow up to Whit Sunday, or Pentecost Sunday, and was a religious holiday celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit and the founding of the church on the Day of Pentecost some 2,000 years ago.
Spring Bank Holiday is a secular holiday that simply celebrates spring. It also avoids interrupting school exams, which was apt to happen from time to time with Whit Monday.
For Spring Bank Holiday, many families go on a short vacation during the long weekend. They may stay in Gibraltar, visit Spain or the UK, or go almost anywhere else. There are also carnivals and street celebrations to attend. Others may simply take a much needed day off, work on planting their garden, or enjoy a day out on the town.
|2020||25 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2019||27 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2018||28 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|
|2017||29 May||Mon||Spring Bank Holiday|