Jenkar Will Be Closed During The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Next week sees the UK celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an extended public holiday that Jenkar management and staff will be observing.
Therefore, our offices and facilities will be closed as follows:
Thursday 2nd June : Queen’s Jubilee
Friday 3rd June : Spring Bank Holiday
Many of the UK’s cities, towns and villages will be busy organising events and street parties as we approach the celebration of the Queen’s coronation 70 years ago.
So, here are 10 facts about the upcoming jubilee.
- Oxford dictionary defines ‘jubilee’ as “a special anniversary of an event, especially one that took place 25 or 50 years ago; the celebrations connected with it”.
- Special jubilees are named after precious stones: Silver for 25th, Ruby for 40th, Golden for 50th, Diamond for 60th and Platinum for 70th.
- The first British monarch to mark a jubilee in a significant way was King George III in 1809.
- King George V was the first British monarch in history to celebrate a Silver Jubilee in 1935.
- The Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, her Ruby Jubilee in 1992, her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
- The London Underground has a line named after the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, aptly named the Jubilee Line!
- The Jubilee Line’s colour is grey, representing the silver colour of the 1977 Jubilee!
- This year’s event will be the first time a British Monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee.
- The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012 was allegedly the ‘world’s largest outdoor party’, when more than 1 million people lined the River Thames to watch 1,000 boats sail down!
- There will be four days of public celebration for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.