Video: Should St George's Day become a Bank Holiday?
Should St George's day be celebrated as a national holiday?
That's the question Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore wants debated in parliament.
Mr Skidmore wants us to embrace St George's day and he believes the best way of doing this would be through a bank holiday, where families and communities could come together to celebrate our national identity.
As vice-chairman of an all-party group on St George's Day, Mr Skidmore is pressing for an open debate on the issue to gauge the popularity of his proposal.
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He believes it could be possible to move one of the May bank holidays, helping to negate any economic concerns around creating an additional national holiday.
Mr Skidmore is hoping to galvanise support for a debate on the issue, and his proposals are backed by Dennis Stinchcombe MBE Chairman of the City of Bristol Royal Society of St George.
Mr Stinchcombe thinks the proposal for a bank holiday celebration could help reclaim St George's Day, and in particular the cross of St George, back from any association with anti-social behaviour and right-wing groups. He says St George is a multi-cultural saint and should be celebrated as one.
Should St George's Day be a national holiday? See what Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore says here...
Here's what Dennis Stinchcombe MBE has to say...