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Bank holiday

A bank holiday was a day of leisure, usually held on a Monday, observed at least in the United Kingdom. The Seventh Doctor called August bank holiday a "silly pagan festival". (PROSE: Lungbarrow) The holiday caused a great amount of road traffic, particularly in Norfolk. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)

According to a story she once told Merry Gejelh, Clara Oswald once had a life-changing moment on a bank holiday spent in Blackpool. There, on a crowded beach, she got separated from her mother. Clara was afraid, but her mother's reassurances after the event allowed her to conquer the fear of getting lost. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)

Jackie Tyler regularly used her bank holiday Mondays to watch Cliff Richard movies. This inadvertently helped her daughter, Rose, fit in better when she visited 1950s Britain, because the movies familiarised her with some of the "lingo" of that era. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

Ernie Evans remembered his mother taking him to Margate on a hot bank holiday, the scorching sun making the sand almost too hot to bear. (PROSE: Amorality Tale) Ben Jackson sarcastically offered "Margate on a rainy bank holiday Monday" as their possible location instead of the planet Vulcan. (PROSE: The Power of the Daleks)

Martin was forced to watch Gone With the Wind every bank holiday. (PROSE: The Glarn Strategy) Ace recalled Sergeant Drew Smith bringing in a parachute team to Perivale Youth Centre one cold, rainy bank holiday. (PROSE: Nightshade)

While looking for the Tenth Doctor, Minnie Hooper told Wilfred Mott and the rest of the Silver Cloak that she'd been locked inside a police box during the August bank holiday of 1962 and that she was "misbehaving". (TV: The End of Time)

The Fourth Doctor's Five Hundred Year Diary had details on a bank holiday spent in Denmark. (PROSE: The Not-So-Sinister Sponge)

When the Seventh Doctor and Ace found Oxford on Thursday 18 November 1993 to be too quiet, Ace considered that it might be a bank holiday. The Doctor confirmed that it was not. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)

Bank holiday weekend in the year 2000 did not end until Tuesday 4 January. It started at some point before the new year. (PROSE: Millennium Shock)

The Eleventh Doctor took Amy Pond and Rory Williams to Florana for a family holiday, but they got stuck in heavy bank holiday space traffic on the way. (COMIC: Summer Wholiday)