"Whit Monday,"or Pentecost Monday, is the holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost and the University as well as almost all stores and many restaurants are closed. This is our second holiday (the first was Ascension Day, which is always celebrated on a Thursday, so we had Friday off as well). These breaks provide a time for students to either catch up on their studies or take short trips to other cities. Several have gone to Brussels or Amsterdam.
This is Tu in Belgium, where she found a "Hope" anchor