POLL: Should we have two May bank holidays?

Maypole Dancers take to the floor at the Summerbridge Fete. 0905053k.
Maypole Dancers take to the floor at the Summerbridge Fete. 0905053k.

The first May bank holiday weekend marks the beginning of the British summer.

The traditional May day celebrations with Maypole dancing and village fairs across the country often mark the end of winter and start of summer.

Dating back centuries, the age old rituals have pagan origins and herald springtime, and the first Monday in May has been a bank holiday in England since 1978.

But the Spring bank holiday on the last Monday in May – which replaced the original Whitsun bank holiday - falls just weeks later prompting concerns from businesses who lose two days work in one month.

In 2010 the Government proposed moving the early May bank holiday to October, as a celebration of Trafalgar Day, or to St George’s Day.

This week we ask – should we have two bank holidays in May? Leave your comments below or answer out poll, right.