Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to be country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration
The event, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years as reigning monarch, is tipped to be even bigger than the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
At the centre of it all will be a four-day bank holiday – which will give people the chance to join in the celebrations and a break from work.
That will see the usual Spring bank holiday moved from its usual day in May – and the bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from June 2 to 5, 2022.
Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3 are the official bank holidays – with the first date replacing the usual Spring Bank Holiday, which is normally on the final Monday in May.
Friday, June 3 is an additional Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.
Although Saturday and Sunday will not be holidays, they will be marked by a full schedule of events to mark the momentous occasion.