It’s the celebration of the anniversary of a special event – and this year happens to be the Queen’s 70th year as monarch called the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and we are all very excited about it. This is actually Queen Elizabeth II’s fourth jubilee – the first was celebrated in 1977 and was a Silver Jubilee, the second was in 2002 and was the Golden Jubilee while the third one was in 2012 and was the Diamond Jubilee.
But When Is The Bank Holiday For The Platinum Jubilee?
The Bank Holiday will be a four-day weekend at the beginning of June. Usually, it’s held on the last Monday of May, however, this year it was moved to the 2nd of June followed by another Bank Holiday on Friday – the 3rd of June. And due to the approaching weekend after the 3rd of June, the celebration will be four days.
Is There Going To Be A Special Celebration?
Yes, a lot of events are planned for the four days across the UK!
- The 2nd of June (Thursday) will be the Queen’s official birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. 1,500 beacons will be lit across the country and the parade will be watched by the members of the Royal Family from the balcony of the Buckingham Palace.
- The next day, the 3rd of June (Friday), there will be a Service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral located in London.
- On the 4th of June (Saturday), there will be a Derby horse racing event at Epsom which will be attended by the Royal Family.
Also, there will be a “Platnum Party” at Buckingham Palace as well as a live concert in front of the Palace where you can watch the British rock band – Queen, Diana Ross, Duran Dura, and Sam Ryder perform.
- The final day of the celebration will be on the 5th of June (Sunday) and will include a special Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of the Buckingham Palace with dancers, puppets of corgis, the military, and even a performance by Ed Sheeran.
Will You Be Able To See The Queen?
Unfortunately, her visit is not confirmed. It is said that The Queen is planning on attending the Trooping the Colour and the National Service of Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), however, due to mobility issues her visit will be confirmed last minute.