National Days are not celebrated in Britain in the same way as they are in a number of other countries. Only St Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland (and the republic of Ireland) and St Andrew's Day in Scotland (from 2007) are taken as an official holiday. All the other national days are normal working days.
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There are four public holidays a year, called Bank Holidays, when legistration requires banks and businesses to close. These are of no nationalistic or religious significance.
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