Tomorrow is the last bank holiday before Christmas. So here’s a quiz to make sure you use it wisely.
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The Sunday Quiz: Bank holidays
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In what year did John Lubbock MP table The Bank Holiday Act, designed to give workers four extra days off?
As well as being an MP, Lubbock was also…
England and Wales has eight public and bank holidays. Which was the last to be introduced (in 1974)?
Scotland has one extra bank holiday that England and Wales do not. What does it celebrate?
St Patrick’s Day is a bank holiday in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. What date is it?
Where in the British Isles is St Tynwald’s Day a bank holiday?
Which 20th-century British Prime Minister declared a one-off emergency bank holiday in March to enable him to close the London Gold Market?
Why did Britain get an extra bank holiday in 2012?
Which of the following events did not merit an extra bank holiday in the UK?
And finally, The Notting Hill Carnival is always held on August bank holiday weekend. What year did it start?