Britons to Get Extra Holiday for Queen's Diamond Jubilee





Britons will be getting an extra public holiday in the summer of 2012 to celebrate the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

Business Secretary Peter Mandelson says that Tuesday, June 5, has been picked to mark what is called the queen's Diamond Jubilee. Together with another holiday June 4, that will create a four-day weekend.

The queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee in 2002.



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