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Scotland to Mark the Royal Coronation With a Bank Holiday

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A national bank holiday will be held on Monday 8th of May 2023 to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The Coronation will take place on Saturday 6th of May 2023, with the introduction of an additional bank holiday on the following Monday resulting in a three-day “Coronation Weekend”.  

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The Coronation will be an historic moment for Scotland, and the Scottish Government wants to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join the celebrations.

“Scotland will want to send its best wishes to His Majesty, King Charles III, and The Queen Consort.”

The bank holiday will be observed across the UK, in line with the bank holiday which marked Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953. The bank holiday will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together and celebrate.

Prime Minister Rishi 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.”

The bank holiday will operate in the same way as other bank holidays, with no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers may include the bank holiday as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

The bank holiday will be a one-off event with The Proclamation of the bank holiday delivered to the Privy Council before their meeting on Wednesday.

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