A poll of over 4,000 Brits has found a mixed reaction to the Government’s announcement that the May Day Bank Holiday could be replaced:

43% would like the May Day bank holiday left as it is

36% support replacing it with a Trafalgar Day in October

18% support replacing it with a St. George’s Day public holiday in April.

Emma O’Boyle, a TripAdvisor spokesperson said: “May Day has been a popular British holiday for over 30 years and many people plan holidays and family days out around this. It is understandable why some may oppose the change, but replacing it with a Trafalgar Day in October would certainly help extend the British tourist season and break up the long period between the August bank holiday and Christmas.”

The Government’s proposal is intended to lengthen the tourist season into the autumn and it approved could come into affect in 2013.