2020 May Bank Holiday Confusion Leads to Bookings for Wrong Date

Demand for travel over the incorrect holiday date has lead to a price influx over the first weekend of May in 2020

UK holidaymakers are booking their May Bank Holiday getaway for the wrong date, thanks to millions of 2020 calendars and dairies being printed incorrectly!

The first of two Bank Holidays in May traditionally falls on the first Monday of the month, which for 2020 would be May 4, but this was before the Government changed the holiday to Friday, May 8. The change was made to fit together with the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which marks the start of a three-day remembrance.

When the change was announced in June 2019, a lot of 2020 calendars and diaries had already been printed and publishers made the decision not to incur the cost of expensive reprints.

According to The Sun Newspaper, demand for flights over the May 1-4 holiday weekend has seen prices soar, now costing the same as the price of May 5-8 departures.