- Dec 3, 2010
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interesting the brits don't have a national day. I'd go for one of the Scottish and English union days or for the Battle of Hastings.
Are there concerns about not wanting a day until unification? Celebrate unification rather than independence? Maybe don't want a day that could be targeted?
The 1916 Rising is usually remembered which was the catalyst for the war of independence post WW1. The national holidays are both patron Saints days (Patrick and, as of next year, Brigid) which shows the religious nature of the state still, utterly daft to add a Bank Holiday for a Saint in this day an age in my opinion.
I don't think it's anything to do with unification directly and unification probably wouldn't be a great national day either given a portion of the country that will need to be welcomed won't exactly want to celebrate it.