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The UK will have another reason to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III as the government has declared a special bank holiday to mark the occasion.

The party will be on Monday, May 8, capping off a three-day weekend that will begin with the coronation. The coronation of Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was also marked by what is known as a bank holiday in Britain.

“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 of the UK next year,” said the new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and honor King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour.”

Charles will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. Her ceremony will be designed to preserve the historic traditions of the monarchy while looking to the future after the late Queen’s 70-year reign. The coronation is expected to be shorter and less extravagant than the three-hour ceremony that installed Elizabeth in 1953, in line with Charles’ plans for a slimmed down monarchy.

Coronation Day means May will have three long weekends next year, with traditional bank holidays already scheduled for May 1 and May 29.

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