Leicester, UK

City of Leicester, England

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On first impression, LEICESTER is a resolutely modern city, but further inspection reveals traces of its medieval and Roman past, situated immediately to the west of the downtown shopping area, near the River Soar. The Romans, choosing this site in the middle of the territory of the rebellious Coritani, developed Leicester's precursor, Ratae Coritanorum, as a fortified town on the Fosse Way, the military road running from Lincoln to Cirencester, and Emperor Hadrian kitted it out with huge public buildings. Subsequently, in the eighth century, the Danes colonized the town and later still its medieval castle became the base of the earls of Leicester. Since the late seventeenth century, Leicester has been a centre of the hosiery trade and it was this industry that attracted hundreds of Asian immigrants to settle here in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, about one third of Leicester's population is Asian.

Leicester Council website

United Kingdom Holidays
DateHoliday
05/08/2020May Day
05/25/2020Spring Bank Holiday
07/12/2020Battle of the Boyne [Northern Ireland]
08/03/2020Summer Bank Holiday [Scotland]
08/31/2020Late Summer Bank Holiday [England, Wales, Northern Ireland]
11/30/2020St. Andrew's Day [Scotland]
12/25/2020Christmas Day
12/26/2020Boxing Day
12/28/2020Boxing Day (Observed)
01/01/2021New Year's Day
01/02/2021New Year Holiday [Scotland]
01/04/2021New Year Holiday [Scotland] (Observed)
03/17/2021St. Patrick's Day [Northern Ireland]
04/02/2021Good Friday
04/05/2021Easter Monday [England, Wales, Northern Ireland]
05/03/2021May Day
05/31/2021Spring Bank Holiday
07/12/2021Battle of the Boyne [Northern Ireland]
08/02/2021Summer Bank Holiday [Scotland]

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