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St George's Day- should we be celebrating? (poll)

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: April 23, 2014

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Should we be celebrating St George's Day?

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Many people in England will be celebrating the country’s national day today by waving the St George’s flag, tucking into traditional English cuisine and adorning red roses.

However, the day’s significance in this country seems to pale in comparison to our neighbouring Ireland’s patron day of St Patrick.

St George’s Day strikes up feelings of apathy in many English people – who do not feel a strong affinity with the saint. As the day is not marked as a bank holiday, a lot of us do not feel compelled to mark it.

Moreover, in England, feelings of patriotism are often linked with a fear of xenophobic connotations and so a lot of people prefer to steer clear of the national day.

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