Why Are Certain Countries More Patriotic Than Others?

By Katy Burgess 2012 was a patriotic year for Britain. The London Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony, featuring James Bond and Mr Bean, which was broadcast to an estimated worldwide TV audience of 900 million. Meanwhile, the Royal Family was again in the spotlight during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrated with a predictably rain-soakedRead More »

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St David’s Day: Should it be a National Holiday?

By Araks-Naomi Zainali As Welsh citizens assemble in demonstrations of national pride and children adorn their traditional costumes, we raise the question of whether or not St David’s Day should be appointed a national holiday? Tentative proposals were initiated by the Government last spring to bring forward May Bank Holiday, so that it coincides withRead More »

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