Britain is celebrating it’s Diamond Jubilee as a country this summer.
June 2, 2012– Food, music, street parties, fireworks, theme nights and much more have been appearing in the most unexpected of places across Britain, as Jubilee nears. The historic monuments and streets of London are all decorated in reds, whites and blues.
The British public is getting ready for the festivities to take place this weekend and it is predicted that over four million British will spend a night away from home that will produce over $1 billion.
Visitors outside the United Kingdom are also expected to descend on the nation with close to 3 million passengers arriving at Heathrow International Airport over the next two weeks. Friday was the busiest day at the airport, with over 100,000 people expected to arrive.
A spokesperson from Heathrow said that a high number of Americans were expected for the celebrations plus large contingents from Amsterdam, Germany and Dubai. The Diamond Jubilee takes place from June 2 through June 5 and showcases Britain’s heritage and culture, which draws people from around the globe.
Over 14 million Brits are expected to take part in some way in the Diamond Jubilee. There will be street parties, official celebrations and other events that take place throughout the country. The most common activity that takes place over the long four-day weekend is visiting family and friends. Over 30% of the population is expected to make such a trip during Jubilee.