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UK 2012 Combined Olympics And Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday Deemed Likely

Source: The Guardian
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008

In the running saga of the search for a new UK public holiday, a new idea has recently surfaced; that of making the 2012 Tuesday after the Summer Bank Holiday a public holiday, thus creating a 4-day public holiday.

The reasoning is that 2012 is the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) and that a special one-off public holiday was declared for the Golden Jubilee in 2002 (2001-06-19).

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