The nation is set for four whole days off as massive parties are planned for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.
There will be two bank holidays, on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, for the celebration – creating a four-day weekend.
The National Thank You Day campaign – backed by celebrities including Ross Kemp, Alan Titchmarsh and Prue Leith – is encouraging people to organize street parties in their area to show their appreciation for the monarch.
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Seventy years ago on February 6 the king died and his daughter, aged just 25, became Queen.
While the actual date of the Queen’s Jubilee is February 6, celebrations will take place this June to mark the historic occasion.
This year, we get an extra bank holiday to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The extra bank holiday falls on Friday, June 3rd.
In addition, the spring bank holiday – which usually takes place on the last Monday in May – has been moved by a few days to Thursday, June 2nd.
In a message released to mark her Platinum Jubilee she said: “It is a day that, even after 70 years, I still remember as much for the death of my father, King George VI, as for the start of my reign.
“As we mark this anniversary, it gives me pleasure to renew to you the pledge I gave in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service.”
In Birmingham, leader of the council Ian Ward has confirmed that Birmingham will also be hosting a series of events, while encouraging those who want to host their own events to put themselves forward for funding.
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