England victory parade: will there be a bank holiday celebration if Three Lions beat Italy in Euro 2020 final?

A petition with more than 300,000 signatures on is calling for a bank holiday to mark an England win at the Euros

England are one match away from winning Euro 2020.

The Three Lions have excelled at the Euros to advance to a first final at a men's major football tournament since 1966.

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Gareth Southgate's side will face Italy - unbeaten in 33 matches prior to the final - in front of 60,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium.

England fans pictured celebrating the semi final win over Denmark. (Pic: Getty)

If England win there have been calls for a planned day of national celebration, with a bank holiday and victory parade being touted as possible solutions.

More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling on ministers for a bank holiday to celebrate an England win, if the Three Lions are successful on Sunday.

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Will there be a victory parade if England win Euro 2020?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was pictured wearing an England home kit at the semi final win over Denmark, is keeping his cards close to his chest over the issue.

Downing Street has said it would set out any celebrations such as a victory parade for the England team “in due course” if they win the Euro 2020 final on Sunday 11 July.

"I don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of Sunday’s match," said the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson. "Clearly we want England to go all the way and win the final and then we will set out our plans in due course.

"We will hopefully, when England go on to win, then go on to set out our plans."

Will there be a bank holiday if England win Euro 2020?

Despite clamour for a bank holiday to celebrate any England win at the Euro 2020 final, it seems unlikely one will be arranged in time for the day after (12 July).

While the government is yet to lift the final lockdown restrictions implemented in response to the Covid pandemic to limit the spread of the deadly virus.

The petition with more than 300,000 signatures on calling for a bank holiday reads: "Sunday 8pm is a difficult time for families to plan to be together for the event – knowing we have an additional day off the next day would significantly help this.

"Furthermore, a historic win should be celebrated. It would be expected for the winning team to parade the trophy, and a bank holiday would be a perfect time to do this.

"Also, English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues."

Mr Johnson has already said pubs can stay open until 11.15pm this Sunday to reduce the risk of customers being told to leave before the Euro 2020 final ends, if penalties are required.