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Rejected petition Make St David's Day a Welsh Bank Holiday like Scotland does for St Andrew.

For the last 15 years, Scotland has enjoyed marking their Patron Saints day (St Andrew) by having a bank holiday. This was done in 2006 by the Scottish Parliament. I propose that we do the same and marking our Patron Saints day (St David) as a bank holiday. I understand that the nations of the UK do things differently but the least the Welsh Government can do is be proud of our Welsh heritage.

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

Petitions to the Senedd must call for a specific action that falls within the powers of the Senedd or Welsh Government.

Powers relating to the designation of Bank and Public Holidays rest with the UK Government. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.

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