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Make a bigger deal of St George's Day - Increase National Pride

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Make a bigger deal of St George's Day - Increase National Pride

Additional Information

I would like to propose that a larger deal is made of ST George's Day.

In this country I feel that there is a lack of pride; as evidenced by large amounts of graffiti etc. Furthermore schools and colleges refuse to celebrate St George's day for fear of alienating foreign nationals.

By making a larger deal of St George's Day it would grant us the opportunity to reflect, as a nation, upon how fortunate we are to have such an interesting cultural heritage, such hardworking and dedicated public services, a right to high quality education and a diverse and welcoming culture.

With regards to the concern of schools about alienating foreign nationals there is little concern as all of them can appreciate these things and can hopefully see how great our country is.

I feel that we play these things down to much and should should celebrate in a way akin to how the American's celebrate the fourth of July.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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