There are those that have to work them to keep essential services available.
There are those where a day off just adds to an already demanding occupation.
One such profession is the dispensary staff of North Walsham, be they in the Surgeries of Paston or Birchwood or in the High Street Chemists.
All through the Pandemic they have been dutifully filling our life saving prescriptions with little or no MSM recognition.
A public holiday can results in up to 28 hours extra work that has to be made up over the next four days as patients demand their medicines in a timely manner.
Next time you pick up your prescription, raise your mask, a smiling “thank you’ will I am sure be appreciated and, perhaps, pop them in a small treat.