UK Announces June 2-5 Bank Holidays For Queen's 2022 Platinum Jubilee
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 27, 2020
The UK's culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has announced that an extra Platinum Jubilee public holiday will be declared on Friday, June 3, 2022, to mark Queen Elizabeth's 70th anniversary on the throne, which, combined with a shift of the 2022 spring bank holiday to Thursday, June 2, 2022, will create a 4-day period of bank holidays.
A similar one-off public holiday was declared, on the occasion of the Queen's 2002 Golden Jubilee (2001-06-19 and 2000-11-24), and a decade ago (2009-12-27 and 2008-06-26), on the occasion of the Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee, an extra bank holiday was declared on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, while the annual Spring Bank Holiday was moved by a week to Monday, June 4, 2012, thus providing a four-day bank holidays (as public holidays are called in the UK).
Following the declaration of an extra public holiday in the UK for the Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee, many overseas territories of the UK or members of the Commonwealth followed suit; namely the Isle of Man (2010-09-10), Jersey (2010-09-29), the Cayman Islands (2011-08-31), Guernsey (2011-07-29), the Falkland Islands (2011-10-09), Gibraltar (2011-10-19), the Australian state of Queensland (2011-11-05), Alderney (2011-11-17), and the Turks and Caicos (2012-03-27).
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