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UK Mulls Queen Sapphire Jubilee Public Holiday In 2017
 
(Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

Source: The House of Commons (London)

The "Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Bill" has been introduced to UK's Parliament by Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, under the Ten Minute Rule as a Private Member’s Bill "to make provision for a national public holiday marking the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee in 2017".

Recall that Conservative MP, Andrew Rosindell, is the same MP whose bill, over 7 years ago (27-Dec-2009), was approved by the UK Parliament thus creating an additional one-off public holiday to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, with the annual Spring Bank Holiday moved by a week to Monday, June 4, 2012.

A one-off public holiday had also been declared for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 (19-Jun-2001 and 24-Nov-2000) and her Silver Jubilee in 1977, and as an historical aside, in 1897, a one-off public holiday was also declared in the UK to coincide with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

This time, however the bill comes a mere months before the expected date of such a possible Sapphire Jubilee public holiday in the UK, with the bill's second reading scheduled for May 12, 2017.

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• 2009-12-27: UK Votes Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday
• 2001-06-19: UK Announces Public Holiday For Queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee
• 2000-11-24: UK 4-Day June Public Holidays In 2002


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