Holidays in UK and Ireland

Fill in the gaps with the names of the British and Irish holidays

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   Boxing      Christmas      Easter      Good      Guy Fawkes      May Day      New Year      Spring      St Andrew      St Patrick      Summer   
's Day 1 January The first day in the modern Gregorian
's Day 17 March One of Ireland's patron saints
Friday Friday before Easter Crucifixion and death of Jesus for Christians
Sunday Variable Celebrated as the day of the resurrection of Jesus by Christians
(public holiday on the Monday)
may-day2.JPG Bank Holiday First Monday in May Traditional spring celebrations, also a day for large marches,
particularly London, to celebrate and demand rights for workers.
Bank Holiday Last Monday in May At the origin, the Monday after Pentecost (known as Whit Monday
after Whitsun) .
Bank Holiday Last Monday in August Originally intended to give bank employees the opportunity to participate and attend cricket matches
First Monday in August in Scotland
Day 5 November Celebrates the foiling of an attempt by catholic plotters to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November
5, 1605 (not a public holiday)
's Day 30 November The patron saint of Scotland
Day 25 December Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by Christians
Day 26 December It used to be customary for employers to give their employees or servants a gift of money or food in a small box on this day.

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