Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend

イギリスは明日から、エリザベス女王のDiamond Jubilee(戴冠60周年)を祝う4連休となる。街はすっかりお祭りムード。国を挙げてお祝い気分を盛り上げ、不況打開・関連消費拡大を狙ってる感が、無きにしもあらずだが。

6月3日午後は、メインイベントである、王室メンバーが乗り込む王室専用船を含む1000艘以上の船が、バタシーからタワー・ブリッジまで、テムズ川を航行するThames Diamond Jubilee Pageant(テムズ・ダイヤモンド・ジュビリー・ページェント)が行われる。また、道にテーブルや椅子を並べて近所の人たちや友人たちと飲み食いしながらお祝いするストリート・パーティやピクニックランチ等、大小様々な形態の「The Big Jubilee Lunch(ビッグ・ジュビリー・ランチ)」もこの日、全国津々浦々で催される予定。→イベント詳細はここ

別にアンチ王室ではないけれど、私たちは人混みと混乱を避けてロンドンを脱出します(Royal Weddingの時も不在だった)。Have a happy Diamond Jubilee weekend!

4-day Diamond Jubilee holiday will start from tomorrow and now the country is in a big celebration mood – though it seems to me that media and business are trying to pump up a bit harder to stimulate the country’s economy in recession, rather than everyone is really into it.

Sunday of June 3rd is the big day. The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will take place on the Thames, and around 1,000 boats including the royal barge will travel between Battersea and Tower Bridges. For people who don’t want to squeeze themselves in big crowds on the riverside, there will be the Big Jubilee Lunch: street parties or picnics in parks, in small or larger groups, all over the country. → more details of the Diamond Jubilee weekend

We are going to leave London during this period, though it doesn’t mean that we are anti-Queen, but we just want to avoid the big chaos (we run away during the Royal Wedding as well). Have a happy Diamond Jubilee weekend, everyone in UK!

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