Monday, April 23, 2007

Foster a Sense of Pride

Today is St George’s Day and as we all know St George is the patron saint of England. Last year I had a little rant about how terrible it is we do not really celebrate St George’s Day. See: St George's Day

I still believe it is bad form to prevent the patron saint of a country being nationally celebrated in children’s books for fear of upsetting people.

But this year, I have been assured the celebrations are going to be more passionate than ever!

Today, a St. Georges Day rally will take place at Westminster in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons at 4.00 pm. It is being hosted by Andrew Rosindell MP in conjunction with www.stgeorgesday.com. This is a strictly non-political event and will be attended by elected MPs from all over the country and 150 supporters.

For those of you who don’t already know, www.stgeorgesday.com has launched their new website, which amongst other things is campaigning to establish St. Georges Day as a national holiday. The voting poll stands at over 960,000 YES votes in favour of St. Georges Day being a PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

You can help tip it over the million by clicking HERE and you can write to your MP and let them know your thoughts on the matter by visiting this site: www.writetothem.com

At last someone is doing something to foster a sense of pride for our country.

4 comments:

Jude said...

Ah, St George's Day... it was marked at my school. Lovely to meet you in person on Saturday Anita. Hope writing continues to go well.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Pleased to hear you celebrated St George's Day at your school. It was great to meet you too on Saturday Jude.
I'm back in London tomorrow and then in Dunstable Friday meeting a new editor.
All the best,
Anita
xxx

St George Unofficial Bank Holiday said...

Lots of people taking the day off work to celebrate St Georges Day properly. Try www.stgeorgesholiday.com

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

I'm glad to hear it. This still does not solve the problem of censorship in children's books though.