Noun to describe a series of vacation days in the old country. The banks are on holiday... so why should the rest of the lazy slobs go to work? Is it any wonder that the empire was lost (or perhaps it was just forgotten during one of those holiday fortnites).
1. The offices will be closed for the Bank holiday (and we will probably go out of business but who cares).
2. On the bank holidays, we go to Blackpool for a grand old time on the sands.
3. "It is hard to tell if the poor efficiency is due to incompetence or the volume of bank holidays".