Government ‘considering’ extra bank holiday if England win Euro 2020 final

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Positive thoughts are running high as England make it to the Euro 2020 final after beating Denmark in the semi-final last night, scoring 2-1.

England fans across the UK have celebrated the victory win in the semi-final and now wait for the most important game of the tournament, the final.

While it may be tempting fate, England fans are hoping that this will be the year that the Three Lions do bring it home.

Celebrations across the UK have exceeded themselves over the past few weeks from quarter-final and semi-final wins, with celebrations obviously expected to continue if England wins in the final.

In previous years, fans have climbed on buses, filled the streets chanting England football anthems, pints spilt in every direction, and there is always a wild buzz from every England fan joining together in victory.

If England were to win, the usual proceeding to celebrate with fans is for the England team to travel through the West End of London on an open-top bus showcasing the winning trophy.

However, due to Covid-19, these large scale proceedings could be a different type of celebration that England fans are used to.

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With the hope of England winning the Euros, people across the UK are wondering if this could also provide the UK with an extra bank holiday on Monday.

As millions of people get ready to watch the game on Sunday night at 8pm, they suggest it’s only fair to be able to celebrate properly without the threat of heading into work on Monday morning.

Will there be an extra bank holiday on Monday if England win?

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but that doesn't mean the dream of an extra bank holiday has been crushed.

England supporter and Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to rule out a special bank holiday if England were to be victorious.

The government have reportedly been discussing the idea, but nothing has been confirmed, The Mirror understands.

When asked if people would be given a day off work on Monday if England were to win, the PM replied: “I think that would be tempting fate – let’s see what happens.”

The PM would need to suggest to the Queen about making Monday a bank holiday if England were to win.

The Parliament’s website says: “By convention the Queen acts on the advice of ministers. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the government department responsible for bank holidays”.

The government has already relaxed pub opening times to allow pubs to stay open until 11.15pm if the match goes to extra-time and penalties.

Millions of fans will be celebrating on Sunday evening, so the prospect of those millions of people getting work done the next day may sway the idea for an extra bank holiday.

However, it is uncertain if the government and Queen would allow such an action to take place if England does win the world cup.

Others are hoping their employers will give them a much needed day off after celebrations on Sunday night.

With the final taking place this Sunday at 8pm, all England fans can do is wait, sit on the edge of their seats and hope that the Three Lions do in fact, bring it home this year.

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