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Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday

Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday

Official celebrations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday will take place between Saturday 2 June and Tuesday 5 June 2012.

Activities for the Diamond Jubilee extended bank holiday are planned throughout the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.

Saturday 2 June

The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby – an avid racing fan, The Queen has been attending the Epsom Derby for eight decades.

Sunday 3 June

The Big Jubilee Lunch – people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant – up to 1,000 boats, assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, will sail down the Thames. The Queen will lead the flotilla in the Royal Barge.

Monday 4 June

A BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace – a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert held at Buckingham Palace, with tickets available to UK residents by public ballot.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons – 2,012 beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth.

Tuesday 5 June

A Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession – the service will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, with a formal carriage procession by The Queen.

Further details about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will be announced over the next few weeks and months.