When is the Platinum Jubilee holiday? Four-day break to mark 70 years of Queen’s reign

People in Glasgow and across the UK will enjoy a special four bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Queen Elizabeth II has sat on the throne for over 70 years, becoming the first British monarch to achieve this impressive milestone.

She crossed the 70-year mark in February and the spring bank holiday has been pushed back to June to help mark the occasion.

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But when is the bank holiday weekend, do we have free time to celebrate, and what events are planned in Glasgow?

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When is the Platinum Jubilee holiday?

The spring bank holiday was supposed to be in May, but it has been pushed back to Thursday, June 2.

The Queen. (Photo Joe Giddens – via WPA Pool/Getty Images).

It will be followed by an additional public holiday on Friday 3 June.

Over the four days – Thursday to Sunday – major events and projects are staged.

Do I have leave?

There is no general right to be absent from work for a public holiday, so you may be asked to work on these days.

You will need to check your contract to find out if you are entitled to time off. While some will have holidays included in their contact, others will not – while some might receive a special pay rate for working on holidays.

What events are planned?

Thursday June 2 – Trooping the Color will take place, culminating with a flyover of the RAF. Beacons will also be lit across the UK and Commonwealth.

Friday, June 3 – A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday June 4 – The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby horse races, ahead of the grand Platinum Party at the Palace, with a live concert outside Buckingham Palace in the evening.

Sunday June 5 – The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, with a performance telling the story of the Queen’s reign, will close the celebrations.

Local events take place in and around Glasgow. To find events near you, click HERE.