The UK Will Enjoy Five Bank Holidays In April And May Thanks To The King’s Coronation

The UK Will Enjoy Five Bank Holidays In April And May Thanks To The King’s Coronation

Praise the King over the next two months we can look forward to five bank holidays in April & May thanks to the King’s Coronation giving us an extra day off to celebrate.

There will be two bank holidays taking place in April with three falling in May. Yorkshire folk along with the rest of the nation can enjoy these national holidays off work as shops, schools, and businesses will close – unless you work in the hospitality sector of course.

The first of these is Good Friday on the 7th of April and Easter Monday which is the 10th of April, which gives us a long weekend which will be greeted with excitement after a long winter.

Five Bank Holidays April May
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The next holiday will be the first Monday of May known as May Day on May 1st and then the weekend after the King’s Coronation is set to take place on Saturday 6th May with a bank holiday taking place on Monday 8th May.

It’s hoped that residents will “come together and celebrate” the new King with national and local events in celebration of his coronation, similar to those that took place earlier in the year for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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The Queen Consort Camilla will also receive her crown on May 6th, however, her coronation will be much smaller than that of the King.

The ceremony will take place at the historic Westminster Abbey next spring – a venue which has held numerous royal events such as the Prince and Princess of Wales’ wedding in 2011 and Princess Diana’s funeral back in 1997.

There will be street parties across the nation with people urged to come together for the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7th May. It’s expected tens of thousands will take part.

There will be a range of celebrations as musicians and stars descend upon Windsor Castle for the Coronation concert which will be broadcast live on the BBC.

Something we are very excited about, bars, pubs and clubs will serve customers for an extra two hours between Friday 5th May and Sunday 7th May.

And the last holiday of May will take place on Monday 29th for the spring bank holiday.

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