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Rejected petition Make St David's Day a Welsh Bank Holiday in Wales Only
I think that since Wales has had a devolved Government since 1999 (National Assembly for Wales, renamed to Senedd Cymru in 2020), it is the responsibility of this Welsh Government to make decisions that affect Wales only. In this case, I am requesting that the WELSH Government choose to make March 1st (St David's Day) a National Public Holiday in WALES from 2022 onwards. I don't think that this is an unreasonable request since the Scottish Government did this back in 2006!
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.
I don't feel that this petition should be rejected this time on the basis that it is not a Welsh Government responsibility! Who else is responsible for what gets decided in WALES ONLY! If you cant do something as simple as creating a bank holiday for wales only when Scotland can then what hope does Wales have for INDEPENEDENCE.
This is your responsibility and as such ONLY the Welsh Government can decide this!
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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