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Could St Brigid's Day be a new bank holiday?

Feb 1, 2021 06:02 By News Northern Sound
Could St Brigid's Day be a new bank holiday? Could St Brigid's Day be a new bank holiday?
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A Government Minister says there aren't enough public holidays, and believes today should be included. The first of February is St Brigid's Day,

A Government Minister says there aren't enough public holidays, and believes today should be included.

The first of February is St Brigid's Day, the first day of spring in the pre-Christian Gaelic calendar.

It's thought Brigid was originally worshipped as a pagan goddess - which means the tradition dates back to the Iron Age and beyond.

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Junior Minister for Research and Development Martin Heydon says it could be a memorial day for those who died as a result of Covid-19:

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