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Celebrating the Jubilee

Next year, the nation will be able to enjoy a four-day bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign with an extensive programme of public events mixing traditional pageantry with cutting-edge technological displays.

The traditional May bank holiday weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional bank holiday on Friday 3 June will create a four-day weekend to celebrate the Jubilee.

Spectacular moments in London and other major cities will be complemented by events in communities across the UK and the Commonwealth, allowing people to join together in celebration and thanks at a national, international and local level.

Street parties

The Government has published guidance on organising a street party, setting out helpful tips, advice and support to create an event.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched the Government’s new Platinum Jubilee website, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place right across the UK.

The map of events showing the location of events celebrating the Queen's Jubilee is open for anyone to add their events and everyone is encouraged to upload any events and activities they may be planning to mark the Jubilee.

GOV.UK's, Your guide to organising a street party also gives information on the differences between street parties and other public events.

You can apply to Close a road for a street party or special event, on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

If you are planning a street party, the Eden Project Communities and The Street Party Site provide more information.