Is it unfair that St George's Day isn't a public holiday?

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I find it incredibly unfair, and almost discriminatory that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland's national days are public holidays, and encouraged by the government to be celebrated, while St. George's Day, the national day of England is almost white washed, not celebrated, not a public holiday, almost as if it's taboo to even mention it.

I fail to see how it's not double standards that it's not a public holiday in England.
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What is the public holiday for Northern Ireland? Isn't St Patricks day for all Irish, whether from Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland?
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Because I don't think that many people give a **** about St.Georges day?
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What is the public holiday for Northern Ireland? Isn't St Patricks day for all Irish, whether from Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland?
Yes, but I was just stating Northern Ireland, as the Republic of Ireland is a foreign country.
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Because I don't think that many people give a **** about St.Georges day?
To be honest, I'm not sure if I want it. Left wing, apologist drips like you is why I detest England and its people.
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St George wasn't even English, but anyway I guess it would be nice. A bit of patriotism would do us good.

And making it a national holiday might make it all more....festive.
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To be honest, I'm not sure if I want it. Left wing, apologist drips like you is why I destest England and its people.
First of all learn to spell. Second of all that dosen't make me a left winger at all. When was the last time you ever heard public protests because St.George's day isn't widely celebrated in England?
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To be honest, I'm not sure if I want it. Left wing, apologist drips like you is why I detest England and its people.
Well shut up and stop whining then?
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When was the last time you ever heard public protests because St.George's day isn't widely celebrated in England?
Predictably, about a year ago.

http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/200...ges-day-event/
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St George wasn't even English
Nor were the patron saints of 90% of countries.
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Because I don't think that many people give a **** about St.Georges day?
You should really.
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Frankly, it is unfair. However I think Britain should be proud that it can do away with its own customs in order to "help" others. It's remarkable progressive.
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You should really.
Why?
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To be honest, no-one really celebrates st andrew's day. We all tend to just celebrate st patrick's day with the irish because they all go out drinking all day and its fun to join in.
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(Original post by Rosie_Rockafella)
St George wasn't even English, but anyway I guess it would be nice. A bit of patriotism would do us good.

And making it a national holiday might make it all more....festive.
:dontknow: St. Patrick was English, St. Andrew (being one of the Apostles) was from Galilee like Our Lord... St David was actually Welsh tho :p:

Tbh I agree it's inconsistent, but I don't see why there's a need for yet another bank holiday, especially since it falls so close to Easter.
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Wales national days are public holidays
Not sure about the other ones, but St Davids day is not a public holiday. So perhaps you'd like to actually get your facts right first.
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Not sure about the other ones, but St Davids day is not a public holiday. So perhaps you'd like to actually get your facts right first.
"Cross party support resulted in the National Assembly voting unanimously to make St. David’s Day a public holiday in 2000"

Prehaps you'd like to get your facts right taffy.
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Even if it was a public holiday I still wouldn't care about this crappy day.

How about Hellen Mirren day? After all she is our un-official Queen
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It's probably a nice idea.

They hung decorations up along the street near my house and couple shops and pubs put England flags up. It'd be good if they made it into a bit of a cultural event (which must, by law, include Morris Dancing), and I'm sure people would turn up.

It doesn't have to be massive posters of Nick Griffin hung up over the Town Hall and games of Repatriate the Immigrant.
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Not until St. Ahmed Day is too.
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