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Create a one off Bank Holiday on Monday June 21st 2021.

Submitted by David Metcalf on Tuesday 20th October 2020

Published on Wednesday 28th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 28th April 2021

Current Signatures: 36,035
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2021 ~ bank holiday ~ bankholiday ~ Celebrations ~ Celebrity ~ christmas ~ country ~ COVID19 ~ Friends ~ Government ~ It ~ The Government

Petition Action

Create a one off Bank Holiday on Monday June 21st 2021.

Petition Details

We'd like the government to create a one off Bank Holiday, to be known as Merriweather Day, on Monday June 21st 2021 as an opportunity for families and friends to come together.

Additional Information

COVID19 has negatively impacted people and families up and down the length of the country in many different ways not least their ability to come together. We've seen family celebrations at Eid, amongst others, cancelled and it looks likely Christmas will be the same. This proposed bank holiday would help families and friends of all faiths and none to come together to celebrate. We've chosen the longest day of the year as it provides for the most opportunities to be outdoors in a COVID19 safe way


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