The students in Study Club at Language in London have been discussing St George’s Day, their own national holidays and what they would do if they were in charge of organising St George’s Day celebrations.
“National celebrations are important because of our history, about history of the country where we rise up. It is important for national culture and we can remember this day every year. The children learn about history in the school.
An important national day in my country is “Day of winning against fascism.” The Slovak people celebrate the freedom in the country. They have won against Germany in the Second World War. They have a bank holiday and stay at home.
For St George’s Day, there could be museums for free. There can be pubs open until morning. People can celebrate in the streets with masks and drink typical English drinks and food like fish and chips!” -Silvia, Slovakia
“In Italy we celebrate the national day on 2nd of June. All the activities, except for some shops in downtown are closed. We have an exhibition of the national airplanes, known as Frecce Tricolori, in the sky and they do some spectacular shows. Moreover, during this day, people can visit the President of the Republic’s garden. This garden is normally closed to the public during the year.
I would like to suggest some fireworks for in red and white for St George’s Day, and some free food and drinks in pubs. All the normal activities should be cancelled.”
“National celebrations are important for keeping in our memory something what happened a long time ago. It’s a proud for the last generation. And these celebration lets us not forget what happened.
An important national day in my country is the 14th July. We can see everybody doing the party all day and night. There are lots of concerts, the national army representation in the morning on Les Champs Elysees, and fireworks setting off at midnight.
For celebrating St George’s Day, the British should organise a big party in the centre of London with some concerts and a lot of beers in the pubs. -Constance, France