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Happy St George's Day everyone This should be a bank holiday to celebrate our heritage We should be proud to be English Read More
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Happy St George's Day everyone

This should be a bank holiday to celebrate our heritage

We should be proud to be English
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I was affraid to port this in case it offended someone...... we'll its the excuse the goverment use (what a load of boll*cks!)

Happy St Georges Day everyone.
#2
Happy St Georges Day to you all :)
#3
MinstrelMan
I was affraid to port this in case it offended someone...... we'll its the excuse the goverment use (what a load of boll*cks!)

Happy St Georges Day everyone.


For information (taken from Wilipedia)

St. George's Day is celebrated by several nations of which Saint George is the patron saint, including Catalonia (Spain), England, Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia. For England, St. George's Day also marks its National Day. Most countries who observe St. George's Day, celebrate it on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death in 303 AD. St. George's Day is a provincial government holiday in Newfoundland, Canada.

:whistling: A bit much when its a holiday in Newfoundland and not here :?
1 Like #4
Definitely time for a bank holiday for St George.
Have a great day everyone!
#5
I'm not saying its not celebrated, my point is that you cant go around waving st georges cross's in case if offends muslims (no other religion...... just muslims - although they are not offended by leeks/daffadils, ginger people drinking irn-bru, or little men dressed in green that drink guiness)

I'm just hoping they have beer offers on at asda.
1 Like #6
St Jordi is celebrated in Catalunya as a big festival, we were lucky to be around last April in Barcelona.

If we were to have a public holiday on St Georges, we should have one for St Paddys, one for St Davids, and St Andrews. That will probably raise some religious vs mythical issues. So either we have loads of holidays over the year or just none as a blanket.
#7
MinstrelMan
I'm not saying its not celebrated, my point is that you cant go around waving st georges cross's in case if offends muslims (no other religion...... just muslims - although they are not offended by leeks/daffadils, ginger people drinking irn-bru, or little men dressed in green that drink guiness)

I'm just hoping they have beer offers on at asda.


all I can say is Ramadan ... enough said
#8
kippy
St Jordi is celebrated in Catalunya as a big festival, we were lucky to be around last April in Barcelona.

If we were to have a public holiday on St Georges, we should have one for St Paddys, one for St Davids, and St Andrews. That will probably raise some religious vs mythical issues. So either we have loads of holidays over the year or just none as a blanket.


Yep I'm up for those as well ... may be we should just have at least 1 bank holiday a month and be done with it... The Spannish, Brazillians etc seem to.
#9
MinstrelMan
I'm not saying its not celebrated, my point is that you cant go around waving st georges cross's in case if offends muslims (no other religion...... just muslims - although they are not offended by leeks/daffadils, ginger people drinking irn-bru, or little men dressed in green that drink guiness)

I'm just hoping they have beer offers on at asda.


Don't believe everything you read in the papers. :)
#10
most irish i know are not ginger nor wear green or drink guinness (well i should know! lol) but as far as i can tell, are pretty good looking and sing well, have a gift of the gab but that's just me stereotyping as much as the next person about different peoples in the UK.
#11
stora
Don't believe everything you read in the papers. :)

I dont, but come on - its not just the flag..... just last month guys from RAF wittering were ordered not to wear uniforms in peterborough in case they caused offence
#12
who's st. george and why is it his day?? i want a day damnit! st. ace day!!!
1 Like #13
Happy st Georges day all.

and Muslims aren't offended by St George, he is one of the only christian saints to be celebrated in the koran, so thats the governments argument falling on it's big fat backside.

It should be an English Bank Holiday.
#14
MinstrelMan
I dont, but come on - its not just the flag..... just last month guys from RAF wittering were ordered not to wear uniforms in peterborough in case they caused offence


Wasn't that because the local yobs where shouting abuse at them ?
banned#15
It should be a holiday...no question!

Everyone should sign this:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/EnglandSaint/


Its the official petition on the Downing Street website

or

the Wells Bombardier site
http://www.bombardier.co.uk/bombardier/promotions/petition


there are plenty more about but these must be a couple of the best
#16
MinstrelMan
I dont, but come on - its not just the flag..... just last month guys from RAF wittering were ordered not to wear uniforms in peterborough in case they caused offence


How in the world did you evaluate that from what actually is the case?!

The reason why we don't really celebrate St. George's day is because not actually many people care, it's not like the government have ANY say in what people here celebrate and there certainly wouldn't be any complaints at people celebrating the national day. Not sure why there are comments with muslims being offended by St. George's Day, Muslims can be as English as anybody else.
#17
we need some national pride.
banned#18
pghstochaj
How in the world did you evaluate that from what actually is the case?!

The reason why we don't really celebrate St. George's day is because not actually many people care, it's not like the government have ANY say in what people here celebrate and there certainly wouldn't be any complaints at people celebrating the national day. Not sure why there are comments with muslims being offended by St. George's Day, Muslims can be as English as anybody else.




Maybe they are or maybe there not

But when the World Cup was on there was a souple of Politicans were saying that we shouldn't fly the flag as it offended other religions and cultures....
#19
That's a personal thing, not something the government can enforce. I would hardly say St. Patrick's day is a particular show of patrotism, more like an excuse for people to get drunk. The support for an additional bank holiday is probably brought around from people wanting an additional day off, not a day to "be English".

Gordon Brown is flying his England flag today...
#20
ODB_69
Maybe they are or maybe there not

But when the World Cup was on there was a souple of Politicans were saying that we shouldn't fly the flag as it offended other religions and cultures....


dats just stewpid politicians pretending they are PC. muslim countries have flags that reflect the moon. other countries have red to remind people blood was shed etc etc. unless it was highly offensive i dont see why. there are loads of shapes that make a cross naturally, buildings for eg. we need to shed the baggage.
#21
ODB_69
Maybe they are or maybe there not

But when the World Cup was on there was a souple of Politicans were saying that we shouldn't fly the flag as it offended other religions and cultures....


Have you got a source for that or is it just like most stories of over-political correctness, made up?

Regardless, I know somebody who thinks that cars should be banned, doesn't mean he is right.
banned#22
kippy
dats just stewpid politicians pretending they are PC. muslim countries have flags that reflect the moon. other countries have red to remind people blood was shed etc etc. unless it was highly offensive i dont see why. there are loads of shapes that make a cross naturally, buildings for eg. we need to shed the baggage.


no it wasn't the cross shape they were arguing. They were saying that flying the flag itself was racist as it made others feel 'pushed out'.

Agree they are stupid politicians thinking there PC, which is funny as most of them went to posh public schools....which have Institutionalised racism as standard (I went to a Private School for a while...believe me I know!).

The only problems is.......they run the country and make the laws.....so stupid as it is, it only takes a few more of these rich idiots and its law!
#23
Yet Gordon Brown is flying his flag today....

It doesn't take a few rich idiots to make a law, either.
#24
pghstochaj
Have you got a source for that or is it just like most stories of over-political correctness, made up?


Wheres your source that this stuff is made up, its your belief that this is made up - its others belief it isnt.

bit hypocritical don't you think?
banned#25
pghstochaj
Have you got a source for that or is it just like most stories of over-political correctness, made up?

Regardless, I know somebody who thinks that cars should be banned, doesn't mean he is right.


How many you want, you only have to type it into a search engine and you get hundreds of stories with Councils, politicians etc backing this up

heres a nice little section:

DEFENDER - BRITAINS LESSON IN CULTURAL SUICIDE
In Hounslow, west London, the local council had previously displayed the Palestinian flag on its civic center, but decided in February 2005 to refuse to allow the flag of St George, as it was deemed "socially divisive". A motion to hoist this flag on St George's Day (April 23) was almost unanimously defeated by council members.
#26
puff the magic dragon
#27
stora
Wasn't that because the local yobs where shouting abuse at them ?

Certainly was! toss pots!
#28
Got my St Georges day flag flying from the car windows, as i cruise round South Wales lol
#29
ODB_69
How many you want, you only have to type it into a search engine and you get hundreds of stories with Councils, politicians etc backing this up

heres a nice little section:

DEFENDER - BRITAINS LESSON IN CULTURAL SUICIDE
In Hounslow, west London, the local council had previously displayed the Palestinian flag on its civic center, but decided in February 2005 to refuse to allow the flag of St George, as it was deemed "socially divisive". A motion to hoist this flag on St George's Day (April 23) was almost unanimously defeated by council members.


Not MPs...

I wonder what the real story was.
banned#30
pghstochaj
Not MPs...

I wonder what the real story was.


Like I said, one bit, have a look for more on the net


What do you mean the real story?
1 Like #31
happy st. George's day, all
:)
#32
Happy ZX Spectrum Day!
#33
pghstochaj
That's a personal thing, not something the government can enforce. I would hardly say St. Patrick's day is a particular show of patrotism, more like an excuse for people to get drunk. The support for an additional bank holiday is probably brought around from people wanting an additional day off, not a day to "be English".

Gordon Brown is flying his England flag today...


A very harsh generalisation there. St. Patricks Day is very much a patriotic day, not everybody sees it as a day to get legless.
All over Ireland there's all sorts of events that go on like parades, pageants, Fèis and many other festivities that don't involve drinking. Of coarse it all starts off with 10 o'clock mass with the fresh shamrocks and sometimes the chance to wear yer good Easter clothes.
There's no reason why this cannot happen in England, if anything this really has to happen.
As an outsider looking in I can say that you english folk really need a boost in national pride.
Now get your jingle jangles on and dance round that maypole!.......in April.
#34
PS: just don't go celebrating the British Empire and you'll be fine.
banned#35
MinstrelMan
I'm not saying its not celebrated, my point is that you cant go around waving st georges cross's in case if offends muslims (no other religion...... just muslims - although they are not offended by leeks/daffadils, ginger people drinking irn-bru, or little men dressed in green that drink guiness)

I'm just hoping they have beer offers on at asda.


That made me laugh, especially the ginger bit:)

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