UK 2012 Combined Olympics And Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday Deemed Likely
Source:The Guardian Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: November 12, 2020
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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