MILLIONS of calendars have been printed with the incorrect early May bank holiday after its 2020 date was changed.

By the time the May bank holiday date change was announced, the majority of the UK’s 40 million diaries and calendars had already been printed.

Therefore, it is estimated that about 30 million calendars were not produced accurately.

The printing error has led to befuddlement among some consumers and warnings to travellers to be vigilant when selecting dates for their spring holidays.

Local stationary stores including Ryman, WH Smiths and Paperchase have issued warnings to customers who want to buy a diary or calender that the May Bank holiday date is incorrect.

Paperchase has a sign outside telling customers about the May Bank Holiday change and also warn customers who bring them to the till to purchase them.

Ryman manager, Kevin Danks, 54, said: “We are still selling the diaries, we warn the customers at the till but haven’t had anyone comment or complain.”

In June, it was announced that the bank holiday date had been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday, May 8 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

This being the second time ever that the early May bank holiday has been moved

– the first was in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day

Commemorative events will be held across the country to honour the incredible sacrifice men and women made during the Second World War, including:

1) The Nation’s Toast, where over 20,000 pubs will encourage patrons to raise a glass to the Heroes of the Second World War

2) Bagpipers playing the traditional Battle’s O’er at the top of the four highest peaks in the UK – Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, Mount Snowdon in Wales, and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

3) Bells in churches and cathedrals across the country joining forces in a special Ringing Out for Peace

4) Local street parties and celebrations across the three-day weekend.