Is Tesco open on bank holiday 2022 in May? Opening and closing times for supermarket

The bank holiday in early May is fast approaching, also known as May Day. Although some supermarkets are open as normal, others are slightly reducing their opening hours. Here’s everything you need to know about Tesco opening and closing times

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Tesco is open Monday on this bank holiday

It’s almost time for the early May bank holiday, which comes just weeks after Britain’s four-day Easter weekend.

Also known as May Day, it usually takes place on or around May 1st and in 2022 it will take place on Monday May 2nd.

That means most Brits will enjoy a nice three day weekend – but it also means supermarket opening times are subject to change.

Each of the UK’s major supermarkets have different opening hours this Monday which may vary from location to location.

One of the supermarkets whose opening hours will be changed due to the bank holiday is Tesco.

Shoppers are advised to check the opening and closing times of their local shops before heading out.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tesco opening and closing times ahead of the bank holiday.

Tesco opening hours on bank holidays in May

Tesco may reduce its opening hours on Monday, a bank holiday in May


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The good news is that most Tesco stores will be open on Monday 2nd May. However, opening hours may be slightly reduced.

Some Tesco Metro and Super stores are open from 8am to 6pm or 8pm.

In the meantime, some smaller express shops are open from 6 or 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Keep in mind that Tesco store opening hours vary from location to location. Therefore, it is best to use the store locator tool to find your local branch.

There you will find a breakdown of the opening times from day to day as well as opening hours on bank holidays.

What is May Day?



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May Day is traditionally known as a celebration of spring and nature’s resurrection after the cold winter months.

The celebration dates back to when the Romans celebrated the Festival of Flora – honoring the goddess of fruits and flowers.

People collected flowers, blossoms and twigs to decorate their homes.

Traditionally, women and girls are believed to get up early to wash their faces in the fresh morning dew. This should make her glow, reduce blemishes and attract her future spouse.

In the UK it is also associated with a bank holiday weekend which was formalized under the Labor government in 1978.

Traditional May Day celebrations include morris dancing, maypole dancing and the coronation of a May Queen.

Maypole dancing is a tradition believed to have started in Britain more than 2,000 years ago.

A group of people hold colorful ribbons attached to a pole and weave them around.

The dance creates colorful patterns, which then crawl down the pole, and as an expression of the joy of new life.

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