Brits to get a four day Bank Holiday weekend this summer as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
The May Bank Holiday Weekend which usually falls at the end of the month will be moved to Thursday June 2, as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.
And the weekend will be extended with an extra day off on Friday, June 3.
Buckingham Palace said the extra long weekend will provide “an opportunity for communities throughout the United Kingdom to come together and celebrate the historic milestone”.
“The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.
“In addition, initiatives including The Queen’s Green Canopy and the Platinum Pudding competition will create a lasting reminder of The Queen’s Jubilee, while The Queen’s private estates will also join in with special Jubilee themed events offering more opportunities for members of the public to celebrate the historic milestone.”