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  • Early May Bank Holiday (2nd) UK
  • Orthodox Easter Monday (2nd) BG RO
  • Constitution Day (3rd) PL
  • Ascension Day (5th) BE DE FI FR SV
  • St George's Day (6th) BG
  • End of World War II in Europe (8th) FR
  • Pentecost BE DE FI FR HU IT NL PL
  • Spring Bank Holiday (30th) UK
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