This day is designated a DAY OF REST.
This means that according to the text of scripture, rules of a recognised governing body, or long-established custom of a particular religion, followers consider themselves forbidden from working on this day.
Different religions have different views on to what extent the rules apply to those who are working in a culture which does not share the religion, and on whether they affect "non-essential work" (e.g. commerce) and "essential work" (e.g. health care) in the same way.
Neither Faith Wales, the Chaplaincy to the University of South Wales, nor the University of South Wales, can take any responsibility for the legal or commercial consequences of information provided here. The contents of this web site represent the best available information at the time of compiling data on feasts and fasts. In all cases the employer should clarify with the employee, client or volunteer their own interpretation of the religious laws which they consider binding.