Declare St George's Day an English National Holiday

I strongly believe that St George's Day (23rd April), should be declared an English National Holiday so that every Englishman/woman can celebrate their Patron Saint. England is the only country within the UK that does not have an official Holiday to recognise its Patron Saint.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

It did not have a clear statement explaining what action you want the government to take.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

sorry, this isn't very clear when you say a National Holiday. Are you wanting to make it a Bank Holiday (people off work?), or want the Government to organise a day of celebration? If you want to create a new Bank Holiday, please re-submit for the attention of the Department for Business. (the other countries actually don't have 'official holidays' for their Patron Saints - people still go to work on those days, banks remain open etc.)

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Created By

Ryan Briggs

Created On

Monday 7 April 2014

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