Beach Huts Perfect for Bank Holidays by Heather Hilder on April 25, 2023 “Beach Huts” Perfect For Bank Holidays This year the month of May has more Bank Holidays than usual. And of course, these provide plenty of opportunities for beach hut owners to make the most of their very own piece of British coastal cultural history. So let’s find out why Beach Huts are perfect for Bank Holidays. British Bank Holidays have a long tradition that has strong ties with the seaside. The name is given to national public holidays in the United Kingdom and it originates with the fact that banking institutions typically close for business on those days. This year as well as the usual May Day Holiday on Monday 1st and the Spring Bank Holiday on Thursday the 29th, the Government has also announced that Monday 8th May will be an additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. As many people will also be celebrating on the actual day of the coronation on Saturday 6th as well, there’s really every reason to make the most of your beach hut ‘palace on the prom’ and celebrate with family and friends! A month of history As most of the UK has only eight bank holidays a year this May really does stand out as Something Special. Of course, the pomp and pageantry of the coronation of King Charles III will be a spectacle that happens so rarely that it can’t even be said to be once in a generation. Many kids, grandkids and great-grandchildren won’t have been around to witness the late Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne. So the Coronation Weekend really is something to mark down as a family memory – and that’s one of the things that gathering at your beach hut can do so well. Decorating for the occasion needn’t take much time or money. You can buy a few bits of bunting and the odd flag or two, which will do the trick nicely. Making sure there’s enough food and drink for all ages is easy too – just make sure everyone knows it’s a BYO party! May Day and Spring Many different cultures across both medieval and modern Europe have long celebrated May Day as the start of spring. Even the Greeks and Romans held festivals to mark the day. In the UK traditional events such as Maypoles (which I took part in whilst living in the North of England years ago) and Morris dancing still go on around the country. But for many, this particular Bank Holiday is one where the sound of the sea calls loudest. Anyone lucky enough to have a beach hut knows that the May Day Bank Holiday really does mean the prom comes alive. It’s a great time to dust off the cobwebs and open the doors if you haven’t done so already. Alternatively, take refuge in your hut away from typical UK Bank Holiday weather. Likewise, the Spring Bank Holiday Monday at the end of the month means that summer really is just around the corner. For many people, visiting their hut will, by then, be a regular pleasure. If you’d like to have the pleasure of having your very own beach hut or you think the time has come to sell yours get in touch. We’ll give you all the help and advice you need.