The last Bank Holiday until Christmas is just around the corner.

As children prepare to return to school, there is one final long weekend to be enjoyed.

When is the August Bank Holiday?

The Bank Holiday is always on the last Monday in August.

This year, it falls on August 27.

Why do we have a Bank Holiday then?

The August bank holiday was introduced as a way of giving workers a last chance to enjoy summer.

Launched by Liberal politician Sir John Lubbock in 1871, Britons have enjoyed the public holiday for almost 150 years.

How can we celebrate the Bank Holiday?

There are also plenty of festivals happening around the nation, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Arundel Festival in West Sussex and the Robin Hood Festival in Nottingham.

What is the weather going to be like?

There are currently some mixed reports as to whether the Bank Holiday will be a washout or sun soaked.

According to the Met Office, after a cold and dry start on Sunday, cloud and rain is likely to spread east into western areas later in the day. For Bank Holiday Monday, the rain is likely to gradually continue south and east, with drier and brighter conditions following. Temperatures should be around the seasonal average.

When is the next Bank Holiday?

We will now have to wait until Christmas Day and then Boxing Day for the next Bank Holidays.

This year, these fall on Tuesday for Christmas Day and Wednesday for Boxing Day.