May Day Replacement
Plan unveiled to switch May holiday - Scotsman.com News
The May Day bank holiday could be dropped and replaced by either St George's Day in April or Trafalgar Day in October under new tourism plans the Government has announced.
Moving it to St George's Day on April 23 would get the tourist season off to an earlier start, while putting it back to the October half term would elongate the tourist season.
Unless we get some global warming soon plans to extend the season won't work, it is too cold and miserable on those dates unless one is ensconced in a hostelry getting on the outside of a rib of beef and a pint of claret, and we don't need no government edict to do that.
Celebrating the Battle of Culloden would a bit early in the year on 16 April. But celebrating the Death of William Wallace on 23 August would be just right.
I commend it to the house.