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PostPost by: rdssdi » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:58 pm

Would someone explain what a "bank holiday" is? Being from the U.S. I have no idea. thanks.

Also because of COVID I am staying at home. I have groceries delivered and have long hair and despite 2 miles per day on my treadmill am gaining weight. My doctor said I must be careful as due to my cardiac problems COVID would likely kill me. I hope an effective vaccine will be available by November. Stay safe all my Lotus friends.

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:03 am

It's a national holiday in the UK. Where basically majority of business are closed, including banks which is where the name originates from.

So includes things like Easter, Christmas but other days like like may day, spring bank holiday, August bank holiday.

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:32 am

keep up the cardio
probiotics too
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:50 am

Also the closing of the banks by FDR so as to shut the insolvent and consolidate the rest and institute new regs and guarantees.
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:38 am

The dates originated many years ago, when there was no time off in London and it is said they were the dates of regular cricket matches that a then governor of the Bank of England played some role, and Christmas got added in after Dickens wrote his 'Christmas Carol'.

Probably nonsense, but 'twas what I was told!
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:50 am

This from some website or other, but it sounds about right:

A bank holiday is “a weekday on which banks are closed by law; legal holiday”.

The term is used in the UK, its former territories, and a small handful of other European countries, and while both ‘bank holiday’ and ‘public holiday’ can both be days off and used interchangeably there is a technical difference: a ‘bank holiday’ is derived from statute law and a ‘public holiday’ is derived from common law.

Bank holidays came into existence in 1871 when the banker-turned-politician Sir John Lubbock introduced the Bank Holidays Act.
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:01 pm

I've heard them referred to that way in North Carolina, with "bank holiday" and "federal holiday" used interchangeably to mean the ones everybody recognizes.
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:48 am

Thanks for the explanation. It has been hot here in the north east U.S.. As a COVID vaccine is anticipated in November, I look forward to the winter. Let it snow!

I have to bleed my +2 brakes. I have to do it myself. I could enlist my wife for assistance. That would certainly be fun.

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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:33 am

I often have to use my wife for bleeding brakes, which is ok when it's her car not so good for my cars.

I just did the fluid on my +2 last week. I've fitted "speed bleeders" which are bleed nipples with in built one way valves. So it becomes a one person job of just pumping the pedal.

I did get my 5 year old daughter to help by closing the nipples while I had the pedal down for last stage of each brake just to be sure.
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