The problem with British bank holidays is that they're just not spaced out very well.

The first half of the year offers long weekends galore, with Easter and two May bank holidays — but there's a long wait for the next one.

The August bank holiday weekend will take place from Saturday August 27 - Monday August 29.

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There's plenty to look forward to in August — not just the bank holiday weekend.

August 1 is Yorkshire Day — and this year's celebrations will be lead by Halifax.

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August will also see the return of the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival, when St George's Square is filled with food, drinks and culinary delights from around the world.

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And many will be spending their August bank holiday weekend watching Biffy Clyro, Foals, Imagine Dragons, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more at Leeds Festival.

The three-day music festival is held each year over the bank holiday weekend, with weekend tickets still available for the 2016 event.

Whatever your plans for the August bank holiday, make the most of it — it's the last bank holiday weekend of the year!