Thursday, 15 November 2007

Sorry Folks, St David's Day is Cancelled

"Whilst the Government is pleased that so many people are interested, as you can imagine it is not possible to please everyone as to who or what should be celebrated. Unlike Northern Ireland, where St Patrick's Day is a bank holiday, bank and public holidays in Great Britain do not, by tradition commemorate particular individuals, events, or institutions, other than those associated with Christmas and Easter. Moreover, many individuals and communities in Wales already celebrate St David's Day in a way they consider more suitable. The present pattern of bank holidays in the United Kingdom is well established and accepted, and the Government has no current plans to change the arrangements."

The Labour Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6 comments:

ryan said...

Alan, you have to accept that most children would not know if it was St. David's Day unless they went to school and took part in an Eisteddfod.

alanindyfed said...

Ryan, are you Welsh?
If most children don't know about St David's Day all the more reason to celebrate it!

ryan said...

Alan, if your not going to read my comments before writing a reply I shall not bother in the future.

Anonymous said...

Ryan, of course you are right, kids should be in school celebrating our National culture on March 1st.

The proponents of a National holiday in miserable March really are a bit dim.

Anonymous said...

Is Alan the dimmest Welsh nationalist in Wales?

alanindyfed said...

We can't all be shining lights, can we? Surely you know that....