How many public holidays are there in Britain?

TRICKY QUESTION of the Day:

How many public holidays are there in Britain?
If you search on the internet, you may find that there are as many as 8 public holidays.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Holiday
http://www.dti.gov.uk/employment/bank-public-holidays/index.html
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/01/bankholidays

You will also find out that Scotland - part of Britain - does not consider Easter Monday a public holiday.

Nevertheless, page 53 of the official manual says:

“There are also FOUR public holidays a year, called Bank Holidays, when legislation requires banks and most businesses to close.”
This seems to be the “expected” answer.

Good Luck!

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