The sinking feeling that comes before heading back to work after the bank holiday officially starts at 4pm, according to a new survey.
Around 77 per cent of people said the ‘bank holiday feeling’ fades at 4 o’clock on Monday afternoon as the reality of work in the morning kicks in.
For eight per cent of the 1,000 people who were quizzed the feeling lasts until 5pm, while four per cent pinned it on 6pm.
It seems that people really wish their holidays could last that little bit longer, and at times might be looking for some impulsive way to prolong their time off work. Or at least that’s what the company behind this survey are hoping to make you think about:
The survey, carried out by holiday website CheapCruises.com, also found that the day after bank holiday Monday is a peak time for bookings as Brits try to snatch up one last chance at the sun.
Managing director James Cole said: ‘I’m not surprised that 4pm on Monday has been highlighted as the time that most people feel the bank holiday excitement finally wears off.
‘We expect next Tuesday to be a busy day with holidaymakers seeking value for money sunshine breaks in October half term in particular for some autumn or winter sun.’