In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Communities across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic milestone; 4 days of celebration include an extended bank holiday, public events and activities, together with time for reflection.
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Communities are invited to come together for the Big Jubilee Lunch as part of the official jubilee celebrations.
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National jubilee events
An extended bank holiday takes place from Thursday 2 June, to Sunday 5 June, to give you the opportunity to celebrate the milestone, with a number of national events and reflections planned to mark Her Majesty's 70-year reign.
Some of the many national celebration events include:
- The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
- Platinum Jubilee Pageant
- Platinum Party at the Palace
- The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs
- Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
Jubilee celebrations in York
As Councillor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities, has said, "this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for communities to come together in celebration and the range of community activities available can be as diverse as our communities themselves".
Leader of the Council, Councillor Keth Aspden, said:
York has a long and proud association with the Royal Household; we want to help people make memories, show their respects to Her Majesty, celebrate her incredible record of public service, and maintain York’s proud history in the relationship with the Monarch.