Revealed: Brits four times more interested in Bank Holiday than Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee on June 5, the first British monarch to do so in history; but her subjects seem to be more concerned with how much time they get off work.
MoneyTransfers.com found that over the last year, Google searches for the Jubilee Bank Holiday (which runs from Thursday 2 June up to the day itself on Sunday 5) were four times higher than searches for what the Jubilee is.
And at one point in April, searches for the Bank Holiday were higher than those for the Queen herself.
Interest in all three has accelerated in the last two months, reaching all-time highs in the week of 22 May.
With most of the UK set to enjoy the sun over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, and a host of events planned, the history-making event should be one to remember.
They range from a Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday, to street parties being held up and down the country.
And of course, MoneyTransfers.com salutes all those who will be working hard without a break despite the public holiday.
Notes on methodology
- Data comes from Google Trends.
- Search results are from the UK.
- Each data point represents the number of searches from each week from 30th May 2021-28 May 2022.
- Google Trends normalises search data by dividing each data point by the total searches within that geography and time range and placing them on a scale from 0-100, to allow for comparisons between data.
- The search term “what is Jubilee” was used due to its higher ranking than “what is a Jubilee” or “what is the Jubilee”