Buckingham Palace has announced a four-day Bank Holiday weekend from June 2 to June 5 next year in honour of the Queen’s 70th year as Monarch. In a statement, the Palace outlined what the festivities will involve.
It said: “Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2022.
“The weekend will provide an opportunity for communities across the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee.”
Another tweet read: “The extended Bank Holiday weekend will see public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.”
If Brits book off Monday, May 30, Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1, the total number of days off would come to nine.
This is because there are weekends either side of those days off.
Workers will be able to enjoy a holiday from May 28 until June 6.
Another post on Her Majesty’s official Twitter account explained why the occasion is of historic importance.
It read: “The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952, when she was 25 years old.