What is Thank You Day?

SIMILAR to the American concept of Thanksgiving, Thank You Day is a day to share appreciation for those around you.

Ex-footballer Gary Lineker is urging people across the UK to throw thank you parties in honour of the Platinum Jubilee.

What is Thank You Day?

The concept of Thank You Day became popular in 2021, to thank the unsung heroes of the pandemic.

The idea is that you raise a toast and celebrate whoever or whatever there is to give thanks for that year.

In 2022, Thank You Day will celebrate the Queen, 96, and her achievements.

The day is backed by a number of celebrities including ex-footballer Gary Lineker, Bake Off judge Prue Leith, actor Ross Kemp and telly favourite Lorraine Kelly.


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Her Majesty is celebrating 70 years on the throne and is the longest reigning female monarch in history.

She is also the longest reigning British monarch ever, overtaking Queen Victoria who served for 63 years.

When is Thank You Day?

The previous Thank You Day for Covid heroes was on July 4, 2021.

This year it has been moved to coincide with the culmination of the Platinum Jubilee.

Thank You Day this year will take place on Sunday, June 5.

Writing exclusively for The Sun, Lineker said: "She has been such a feature of our country’s life that she now captures so much of our national spirit at its best.

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"Our resilience, our commitment to look after each other, our kindness to those in need and our service."

All weekend people will come together in honour of the Queen's service to the country.

Thank You Day focuses on those achievements on Sunday by encouraging people to engage with their community.

How is Thank You Day celebrated?

This year Thank You Day will be celebrated with street parties across the nation.

Thank You Day is designed to bring communities together.

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Apply to your local council to throw a street party or just invite your neighbours over for a party in your garden.

The idea is just to spend time and get to know those in your community, all driven by the Jubilee celebrations.

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