Queen’s platinum jubilee to be marked with four-day bank holiday weekend

Queen four-day bank holiday weekend

Queen’s platinum jubilee to be marked with four-day bank holiday weekend

The Queen’s platinum jubilee will be marked with a four-day bank holiday weekend next summer in celebration for the monarch reigning on the throne for 70 years.

The 2022 break will run from Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June, with the late May bank holiday moving to 2 June to allow for the extended break.

As part of the jubilee, national events set to take place include a live concert featuring some of the world’s most popular acts and a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The live concert will be named Platinum Party at the Palace and will be held on the Saturday of the long weekend.

Performers for the event are yet to be named, but they are reported to be some of the world’s “biggest stars” in entertainment.

Platinum jubilee beacons will also be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories – a tradition used to celebrate royal jubilees, weddings and coronations.

For the first time, the ceremonial bonfires will be set alight in each capital city of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate the Queen’s milestone reign.

On the Sunday, communities across the country will sit down together for the Big Jubilee Lunch.

There is also set to be a competition to design the official emblem for the jubilee celebrations, for which further details will be announced this month.

A platinum jubilee medal will be awarded to people who work in public service, including representatives of the armed forces, the emergency services and the prison services.

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