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  1. EL APACHE TEVEZ

    EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    Is VJ Day a bank holiday PC ??
     
  2. Ourman

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    VJ day has not been made a bank holiday. A petition to have it as a national day, ie not a holiday but marked, was turned down by the government, thus the forgotten army will remain forgotten by a large number people.
     
  3. BJL_City

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    And thank you Alan Turing and the undersung heroes of Bletchley Park who never got the kudos and recognition they deserved.
     
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  4. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Probably due to the Govt not wanting to lose millions from the country having another day off. Obviously this was before we all had to have a couple of months off, and the virus may yet out paid to most work on Vj day anyway.
     
  5. EL APACHE TEVEZ

    EL APACHE TEVEZ

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    Bastards
     
  6. twosips

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    Am I missing something here or do most people usually do nowt for this? I honestly can't remember the last time it was celebrated like this. Not a dig, not trying to be disrespectful or anything, just honestly surprised/curious. People are talking like it being celebrated by loads is a normal thing and I genuinely can't recall any time previously that its had this much attention. Have I been just hiding under a rock? Confused!
     
  7. Gaylord du Bois

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    Every 25 years is fairly normal. It's a bit like Dday in that respect.
     
  8. Pablo1

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    I presume because 75 is a milestone number. Usually you’d get 2 minutes silence and that’s it.
     
  9. Mëtal Bikër

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    I remember 1995. Whole school did a months work of rememberance, activities and ended in a huge garden party.

    Back then I used to think this was something we celebrated every 5 years or so.
     
  10. BigOscar

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    Nope, but it's the 75th anniversary so they built a whole thing around it this year, including moving the bank holiday from May Day to Friday. Then it all had to be cancelled anyway.
     
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