BRITS is set to enjoy a bonus bank holiday this June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
And campaigners are now calling on the government to make the holiday permanent.
A group of organizations including the Boy Scouts, the Royal Volunteer Service and the Federation of British Industry and the FA want a new annual bank holiday in recognition The Queen’s Special Service – and the work of millions of ordinary Britons.
The new one bonus holiday will be called ‘Thanksgiving Day’ and will be introduced in 2023 in recognition of how Britons have rallied together in their communities during the pandemic.
Supporting the campaign, Tony Danker, CEO of CBI, said: “The proposal for a new ‘Thank Holiday’ aims to recognize the Queen’s selfless service and expand the concept of service across communities. This is a really interesting proposition.
“Business is keen to support and we at CBI will work to make it a real success.”
The campaign is being spearheaded by the Together Alliance formed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A new holiday will also give a big boost to restaurants, bars and shops.
Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality, said: “The annual Thanksgiving Day will provide a welcome boost to the recovering hospitality sector.”
Writing in The Sun, here Richard WalkerIcelandic food executives explain why a new holiday will be so brilliant for workers and businesses.
At a time when the news seems like a daily miserable day of reporting rule violations, skyrocketing prices, and even rumors of impending war, it’s more important than ever to be remember many things for which we can be truly grateful.
The most important of these is our return to normal after two long years of Covid embargoes and restrictions, and Her Majesty the Queen’s 70 years of national service.
I am really looking forward to the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend, which begins in early June, as an opportunity not only to celebrate this wonderful milestone for our monarch but also to unite our communities. copper nationwide.
The Holiday Lunch on the weekend of June 2-5, which Iceland and The Food Warehouse are so proud to sponsor, is a great opportunity for neighbors to come together.
Not just to toast to Your Majesty, but to honor the many things we all have in common, and to thank each other for the mutual support that has helped us through the ordeal of the pandemic.
But then came a truly genius idea: instead of waiting a decade for a royal celebration, why not make this an annual event?
Bank holidays may seem like a rather tired Victorian concept – especially now that bank branches are practically an endangered species – but the annual THANKS would be a great way to celebrate. bring people together.
Thanksgiving Day offers a lasting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s record-breaking reign. Who wants a statue when you can throw a street party?
Richard Walker, owner of Iceland
Get to know our neighbors more, remind us of all the things we have in common and can do for each other, and thank those who have served their communities during the year.
And, of course, provide an enduring tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s record-breaking reign.
Who wants a statue when you can throw a street party?
The Thank Holiday campaign has garnered a wide range of support, even across political, industrial and voluntary service spheres. Anything that gets approval from CBI AND TUC will definitely happen
Adding an annual celebration will bring more people to our tough high streets, supporting their local shops, restaurants and pubs.
More money in their ballots would guarantee and increase the number of jobs they provide, and add to the taxes they could pay to the Treasury.
So bring it in, Boris! Please give us all a Thank You Holiday that will bring happiness to the nation as soon as it can really give a boost.
To learn more visit together.org.uk/thank-holiday
Richard Walker is on Twitter @icelandrichard.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17543487/queen-jubilee-bank-holiday-permanent-richard-walker/ Thanksgiving Day is a great way to honor the Queen