A couple of weeks ago an idea popped into my head, I built it in a few hours and today, as it’s a bank holiday, I’m launching it into the world!
Introducing Do I need bunting today?!
What is it?
Do I need bunting today? is a site that tells you whether bunting is appropriate, based on if it’s a bank holiday in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
That’s it, that’s the site.
Ok, but why?
Because I could 🤷♂️
The GOV.UK website has a list of bank holidays available at https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays. This list is well presented, easy to read and I frequently use it to see when bank holidays are because I forget.
But a while ago, I learned that if you add
.json to the end of that URL, you get a JSON represenation of the bank holidays, which includes a true/false value for whether bunting is appropriate.
It’s hosted on Netlify and uses a GitHub Action to rebuild the site every day using a Netlify Build Hook.