We will get an extra Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign

The Editors
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It might be a while off yet, but the government has confirmed that we can expect an extra day off in 2022, thanks to the Queen and her 70-year reign.

Her Majesty's platinum jubilee is set to take place in just two years' time – and will see the whole country celebrating with an extra Bank Holiday, giving us a four-day weekend in May. And that's not all, we can also expect some "spectacular moments" of celebration to be organised across the country.

According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, celebrations will be organised in the capital, as well as in cities around the country.

"Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember," culture secretary Oliver Dowden said. "We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend, when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology. It will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign."

The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 saw numerous spectacular events take place, including a concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, while the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 featured a royal parade down the river Thames.

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