The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.
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Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day.
Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.
A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.
Edinburgh's Christmas season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.
Today is the Autumn Public Holiday in Edinburgh.
Council Offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.
The early May Bank Holiday in Scotland falls on the first Monday of May.
Today is a public holiday in Edinburgh.
It's a local holiday, so many businesses will not adhere to it.
Council offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.
Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).
Good Friday is part of Easter, a Christian holiday, marking the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.