Friday, 26 February 2010

A Country, a Government but no National Holiday?

Declare St.David's Day a public holiday

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THE PETITION
Declare St.David's Day a public holiday. Raise Wales' profile as a nation. A national holiday on St David's Day would be an opportunity through events both national and communal to make Wales presence felt on a world stage. Recognition of our patron saint on March 1st will encourage ex-patriots around the globe to celebrate their origins. Emulate the Irish achievement with St.Patrick's Day. The National Assembly can be a medium for the expression and formation of our national aspirations, and take a major role in campaigning for St,David's Day as a public holiday.
DESIRED OUTCOME
That St. David's Day is declared an official national holiday.
WHO WE NEED TO INFLUENCE
The Assembly has no power to introduce an additional public holiday, instead it will have to lobby the Government through The Secretary of State for Wales, Paul Murphy.
HOW LONG WILL WE CAMPAIGN
This campaign will be ongoing until there is real change in legislation, or until the momentum of the petition ceases. Support us with your signature, we can make a difference.
WHO TO CONTACT
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DAVID WEBBCARL HOGAN
CERI SHAWCERYS HYDE
KAREN WILLIAMSTAMMY WALKER
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MICHAEL SMITHSASHA ROSSAYE
GEOFF DAVIESBEVERLEY MARY DAVIES
BRIAN PIPPINSHEDDWEN EDE
ROB SCHULPLYNNE KERSLAKE
NAME SUPPLIEDANNETTE BOWDEN
ALISON BENNEWITHNAME SUPPLIED
JOANNE RICENATALIE COLLEY
ROGER PHILIP PAUL WILLIAMSJOSHUA PARRY
KATE LOUISE BATTENGARETH ROACH
RHODRI HUGHESKATH HARBISHER
IAN HUGHESNAME SUPPLIED
LEANNE BUZZARDNAME SUPPLIED
HAMISH SCOTTSHANE L MCDANIEL
SOPHIA LEADILL TAYLORST GEORGE
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JONATHAN DAVID ROBERTSEMMA YARWOOD
R.B.DAVIESRACHEL OWEN
SHARON BRAULESAMANTHA LEWIS
MICHAEL JAMES MACKENZIE JONESLEE SHANNON
ALISON ROWLETTKIRSTY ROBINSON
EDWARD TUCKERANTHONY BEAUMONT
JAYNE CLAIRE MORTIMERMILES CARTER
ALICE ROPEGWYNETH SPADARO-DUTTURI
GARETH ETCHESCARL E. ZIMMERMAN, JR.
SCOTT HICKSDREW HARLESS
DAPHNE VENABLEDAFYDD OWENS
LANCE SCOTTROBERTA PANELLA
JONATHAN D JONESLOUISE KEELING
MAREDUDD AP RHEINALLTMARTYN WILLIAMS
MIKE WEBBLISA THOMAS
SARRA BURTONCATHERINE EMMA MOWBRAY
DEWI EVANSLO NERO GIOVANNI A.G. HONORARY CONSUL
BENJAMIN HARRISCHRISTY WHATLEY
ERICA HORRELLDAVID KENISON
MICHELLE BARNETTAMY PHILLIPS
K .J .DAVIESMANDY WATKINS
CATRIN HORSMANKATH SIMPSON
KATH SIMPSONKATH SIMPSON
ROBERT JONESSIMON EVANS
ALAN WYN RODERICKJONATHAN THOMAS
IAN MORCOMA WALTERS
BEN STONEPAUL O'BRIEN
ANDREW STEPHEN PHILLIPSDEAN LAWRENCE
CLAIR LEWISMATTHEW ROSS
TERESA JANE EVANSMARTYN DIXON
......a flag, an anthem, a language, a culture, a nation, a people, a country, a government and no national holiday?

4 comments:

Al Iguana said...

there is also a petition on the No10 website:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/StDavidholiday/

Stephen Pol Haydon said...

Excellent idea, great achievment if it works.

James D said...

But it would stop Gordon Brown from calling a March 25th election! He needs 17 working days, and the 17th is already a bank holiday in Northern Ireland... ;-)

(Wrth gwrs bo fi'n cefnogi Dydd Gŵyl Banc Dewi rili...)

alanindyfed said...

He will not call a March 25th election. He wants to go down fighting at the last possible moment and is deluded enough to believe he can still win!