“United Kingdom Day” is Proposed in UK Commons

This would bring the UK in line with the other CANZUK countries.

Canada (Dominion) Day

Dominion Day is the national day of Canada when the four provinces Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and News Brunswick formed the Dominion of Canada on the 1st of July 1867.

Australia Day

Australia Day is the national day of Australia and marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales followed by the raising of the Union Flag at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip on the 26th of January 1788.

Waitangi (New Zealand) Day

Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand and commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on the 6th of February 1840. 

United Kingdom Day

The UK Government is debating on making the 23rd of June 2016 the national day of the United Kingdom following the United Kingdom’s decision to Leave the European Union.

My private Member’s Bill will establish a bank holiday on the Friday nearest to 23 June each year. It is a good time to have a bank holiday, and we do not have one in June at the moment. I want it to be known as “United Kingdom day”. The advantage of this is that we can celebrate our sovereignty at the same time as celebrating our nations of the United Kingdom. That would be a permanent reward; every June, people would have the day off and say, “Thank goodness for that Brexit vote”.

Peter Bone
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