Happy Britain day

June 5, 2007 4:42am CST
Some clever government blokes have suggested that we need a national britain day. What do you think? is this a good idea? would you celebrate a britain day?
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I think this could be an interesting holiday. Any idea what we would do to celebrate this holiday? What foods would we eat? It would be great to teach our children about other cultures.
@Stiletto (4584)
11 Jun 07
Well although I'm a Scottish Nationalist I'd celebrate a National Britain Day - any excuse for a party I say! I suppose the closest we have to it at the moment is the saints days for each of the 4 countries. However the only one that's a really big thing is St Patricks Day isn't it? Generally though I think it's a good idea - too much negativity around so it's time we did something positive for a change.
11 Jun 07
It is Odd that the most celebrated saint is Patrick and he's Irish, so nothing to do with us what so ever. I llok forward to having a nice party on britain day
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@Stiletto (4584)
13 Jun 07
I know - the whole St Patricks Day thing is a bit mad! It's quite a big thing here and yet St Andrews day is barely acknowledged - most people I suspect won't even know when it is. I lived in Surrey for years and I remember quite a bit going on for St Georges Day but I don't know if it's still the same nowadays.
@feliniti (875)
5 Jun 07
Yes, I would. I can never understand why we don't have one. America has independence day, Canada has Canada day, Australia has Australia day... etc ... etc ... I always thought the reason we don't have one is because our government don't want to pay for another holiday. It wouldn't surprise me if they don't agree to have a Britain day and have it on a Saturday or Sunday. That would be annoying! Sometimes I wonder why we don't feel proud of ourselves as a nation. Maybe some of the bad people have taken away the meaning of National pride, but we should not let them. We should celebrate the things that bring us together, including especially our diversity.
5 Jun 07
I agree with you, we definately need more bank holidays (we have less than everyone else in europe). Its annoying when you get people being so negative about the UK. I sort of stole this discussion from a discussion on the BBC website and there seemed to be loads of people saying how terrible a country we live in so why would we want to celebrate it. Personally i am very proud to be british and English so we should be allowed to celebrate both
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@feliniti (875)
5 Jun 07
Yes, it's quite sad that some people who are British themselves just run the country down. Some say it has no meaning anymore, because we are either English, Scottish or Welsh or Northern Irish as well, but I don't think they are seeing the bigger picture. Yes we have more autonomy within Britain, but at the same time there are lots of Scots living in England, Welsh living in England, English living in Wales, and all the diverse cultures that have came here to live, so actually it does mean something still. We should stick together, but also recognise our individual natures as well. Why can't we have the best of both worlds?
@rhinoboy (2129)
5 Jun 07
I'd be happy to celebrate Big Blue Bananas Day if they give us an extra day off work!
5 Jun 07
that would be a great day! but i think a britain day would be good, maybe help them people to the north integrate a bit more (i'm talking about the scots)
@laura1991 (178)
29 Feb 12
i dont think britain has a lot to be proud of at the minute given the state of the economy and its leaders. so no i probably wouldnt celebrate it.