Who doesn’t love a public holiday, and for 2022 we are blessed with an extra one to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, which also sees the late May Bank Holiday Monday moved.

Here’s the full list for 2022 and 2023, which is correct at the time of publication.

Please note if a bank holiday is on a weekend, the following weekday becomes a public holiday which is the case for New Years Day and Christmas Day.

Bank Holidays for 2022

Date Day of Week Occasion
03 January 2022 Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
15 April 2022 Friday Good Friday
18 April 2022 Monday Easter Monday
02 May 2022 Monday Early May bank holiday
02 June 2022 Thursday Spring bank holiday
03 June 2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
29 August 2022 Monday Summer bank holiday
26 December 2022 Monday Boxing Day
27 December 2022 Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)

 

Bank Holidays for 2023

Date Day of Week Occasion
02 January 2023 Monday New Year’s Day (substitute day)
07 April 2023 Friday Good Friday
10 April 2023 Monday Easter Monday
01 May 2023 Monday Early May bank holiday
29 May 2023 Monday Spring bank holiday
28 August 2023 Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December 2023 Monday Christmas Day
26 December 2023 Tuesday Boxing Day

 

When is the Queen’s platinum jubilee?

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is today, Sunday 6th February 2022, but celebrations have been pushed back to celebrate it with her Birthday in June, much like the Gold and Diamond Jubilees.

To mark the occasion of the Monarch of 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth, we have a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. This falls in half term for some schools.
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The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, and includes:

Thursday 2nd June

Trooping of the Colour

The Queen’s Birthday Parade of over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Trooping of the Colour Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.

Platinum Jubilee Beacons

The lighting of beacons will mark the Platinum Jubilee. The Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and then over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, UK Overseas Territories and the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries.

Friday 3rd June

Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs

Her Majesty The Queen and Members of the Royal Family will attend the Epsom Derby.

Platinum Party at the Palace

Live on the BBC, the world’s biggest entertainment stars come together to celebrate The Queens reign.

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch

In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community through street parties across the UK and beyond.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant

A London based festival of creativity featuring dancers, artistic performers, musicians, key workers, military personnel and volunteers.

 

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