Banking on a holiday to mark St George
I WONDER just how many people celebrated St George s Day today (Thursday). In fact, I just wonder how many people actually know that it is St George s Day at all. Year after year there is little sign of celebration and revelry, and the day largely passes
I WONDER just how many people celebrated St George's Day today (Thursday).
In fact, I just wonder how many people actually know that it is St George's Day at all.
Year after year there is little sign of celebration and revelry, and the day largely passes by unnoticed.
Yet, without fail, St Patrick's Day is celebrated in raucous style - with green-tinged Guinness and shamrocks aplenty - and most people know when it is.
By failing to mark St George's Day, we are in danger of losing our heritage. We should take more pride in our Englishness and it is high time we flew our national flag with pride.
It seems to me that people have become too nervous to celebrate the occasion, for fear of being accused of being ethnically divisive. But other nations are only too proud to celebrate their cultural identity.
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St George's Day should be declared a bank holiday - maybe then it will register in people's consciousnesses.