Brits brace for four day Bank Holiday this weekend

 Monday, January 10, 2022 



The four-day bonanza, that is the four day bank holiday, which falls on the first weekend of June, is set to be bursting with treats from Her Majesty, 95, as she celebrates 70 years on the throne.

A huge national pudding competition will make up some of the celebrations, while thousands of jubilee lunches will be held to honour Britain’s longest ever reigning monarch.

The May Bank Holiday Weekend – which usually falls at the end of the month – will be moved to Thursday June 2 to fit in festivities.

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”.

It added in a statement: “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.”

The Platinum Pudding Competition will see Brits battle it out to create a pudding fit for a queen, with everyone aged eight and over allowed to apply.

Five finalists will then prepare their pudding for an expert judging panel including Dame Mary Berry, Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace Head Chef Mark Flanagan. The winning recipe will be made available to the public – and the pudding will be enjoyed at Big Jubilee Lunches and “by generations to come.

Her Majesty’s Green Canopy, meanwhile, will see thousands of trees planted in the Queen’s honour, including “celebration trees”, “new majestic avenues of trees”, “urban planting”, and “expansive new forests that will benefit future generations”.

Here’s what you can expect over the platinum Bank Holiday Weekend.

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