Queen's Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday
A public holiday was announced in 2010 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year - 60 years after taking the reign.
The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 (her Coronation took place on 2nd June 1953).
Buckingham Palace is organising a programme of events over the Diamond Jubilee central weekend (2nd–5th June 2012).
One of the largest celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year in Edinburgh will come a few weeks from now at the Diamond-Jubilee inspired Edinburgh Military Tattoo.