Extra Bank Holiday In May Announced To Mark King Charles Coronation

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

6 Nov 2022

The UK will have an extra bank holdiday next year to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

It will fall on Monday 8 May, two days after the coronation on Saturday 6 May, when Charles will be crowned alongside Queen Consort Camilla.

During the announcement Prime minister Rishi Sunak said the national holiday would be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate.

Sunak said: “The coronation of a new monarch is a unique moment for our country

“In recognition of this historic occasion, I am pleased to announce an additional bank holiday for the whole United Kingdom next year.“I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour.”

Tory MPs had previously lobbied for the government to either move the early May bank holiday from May 1 to coincide with the coronation weekend or to declare an extra day off.