Make St Georges Day a bank holiday
Starting on Saturday the 16th April for 8 days, a Banner vehicle will be travelling around England reminding everyone to celebrate St Georges Day. It will finish on the 24th April at the Stonecross parade being held in West Bromwich. Expected at the parade will be 15,000++ showing their love of community, family, St George and England. (They will parade for 2 miles).
It is about time that the British government gave the people of England another Bank Holiday as England has the lowest number of public holidays in the whole of the EU at only 8 days.
Making St Georges day a bank holiday makes commercial sense as research has shown that consumers also enjoy spending money on holiday days. Public houses, businesses and councils should respond to this demand by launching their own events to mark England’s day of celebration.
Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for ‘Make St George’s day a Bank Holiday’ stated:
‘We believe that promoting St Georges day as a national holiday and a family day will help create a positive sense of national identity, social unity and integrate our communities. St Georges Day should be a bank holiday, as it will instill a sense of belonging, stability and acceptance of community spirited values.’
‘Our campaign challenges anyone to tell us what is wrong with celebrating English accomplishments as a nation’.
If the people of England were given a day off for St George’s Day, we would most surely see a marked rise in celebrations across England. It would be safe to say that people in England certainly welcome the idea that St George’s day should be made a bank holiday
The Government needs to understand that the people of England love the country they live in – and aren’t afraid to show it!
Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for ‘Make St George’s day a Bank Holiday’
We will be available for interviews during the week staring 16th -24th April 2016
Contact mobile: 07980667732 or e-mail www.Saintgeorgesday.org
The dates, counties, towns and cities that the Banner vehicle will be travelling through:
April 16 – Medway, Kent
April 17 – Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton
April 18 – Bristol and Monmouthshire
April 19 – Chester, Liverpool
April 20 – York
April 21 – Doncaster, Leeds
April 22 – Birmingham
April 23 – St Georges Day, London
April 24 – Stonecross, St George’s Day Parade, West Bromwich 10am (speeches)
(This is just a guide)