Extra bank holiday approved to mark King’s coronation

Feb 10, 2023

An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK to mark the coronation of King Charles III next year.

It will fall on Monday, 8 May 2023, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the government said.

That holiday is in addition to the bank holiday already scheduled for Monday, 1 May.

Confirming the move, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the time off would give people the chance to “come together and celebrate”.

He said that the holiday would mark “a unique moment for our country”.

“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.”