AN international calendar company has had to remove individual months by hand and get the calendars reprinted to accommodate for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

Rose Calendars, based in Colchester, has been undergoing the “mammoth task” of reprinting a large number of calendars to include the four-day Bank Holiday between June 2 and June 5 which is being held next year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

The Bank Holiday announcement was made at the end of 2020, but this was short notice for Rose Calendars as designing and printing work for businesses starts up to two years in advance.

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With more than 100 different designs in its range, Rose Calendars said it was a colossal task which has stung the firm financially for a second year running.

Last year, the the company footed significant losses as thousands of calendars were reprinted as the early May Bank Holiday was moved to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

However, the 2022 change has given the company enough time to make the changes and the firm said the losses are “considerably less” than in 2020.

Managing director Michael Rose said: “We have seen significant interest in our promotional calendars as a distanced marketing tool in the past six months, where businesses see the benefit of advertising their company as they are unable to see customers face to face under Covid restrictions.

“A celebratory weekend in 2022 is something to look forward to and we will ensure our calendars reflect this.”

He added: “As we work so far ahead, it is important to have correct information when it comes to changes in dates, especially for bank holidays as we must ensure our calendars publish the right information.”

The calendar manufacturer, founded in Colchester in 1908, is no stranger to making changes to scheduled dates.


Back in 2001, ahead of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee the following year, the Rose Calendars contacted Buckingham Palace to ask if an extra Bank Holiday would be announced, as it had not been made public at that point. A spokesman said the palace was grateful to have it brought to its attention.