The summer bank holiday has almost arrived and after the recent easing of lockdown measures, this bank holiday Monday is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family for some quality time during an extra day off work. For those planning food-related activities for the bank holiday, you might be looking to pop out to your nearest Lidl. So what time does your Lidl open on Monday?
Monday, August 31 is the last bank holiday Monday of the year.
There are only two more bank holidays in England and Wales during 2020, on Christmas Day which falls on December 25 and Boxing Day falling on December 26.
The Boxing Day bank holiday will be celebrated on December 28 as it falls on a Saturday.
The summer bank holiday is celebrated by all of the UK except for Scotland which celebrated on Monday, August 3.
Why do we have bank holidays?
Bank holidays were first observed in 1871, having been introduced by Liberal MP John Lubbock.
Mr Lubbock said the introduction of these holidays designed to ease pressure on workers by giving them an extra four days off each year.
They were also originally intended to give bank employees the opportunity to participate and attend cricket matches.
The summer bank holiday is a public holiday in four constituent countries, where schools and most businesses are closed for the day.
This bank holiday Monday the weather is predicted to be dry and sunny across the east of the country.
Later on Monday the low-pressure will once again and will start to edge its way in from the Atlantic.
It will turn cloudier with outbreaks of rain for Northern Ireland, with cloud and rain spreading to the rest of the UK by Tuesday.
It is likely to stay unsettled into the remainder of next week as conditions begin a meteorological autumn, with spells of wind and strong winds at times.