This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Make the day of the Eurovision Song Contest final a national holiday

The Eurovision Song Contest is a celebration of European culture and history. The U.K. should aim to to be as involved as possible in order to promote European integration, cooperation and peace, at a time of great political strife and division in Europe.

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Last year, over 180 million people worldwide viewed the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The host country, Portugal was able to showcase their culture, art, history and modern image. By making it a national holiday, we will increase participation and interest in the contest, thereby increasing education about modern Europe and celebration of European culture among the population, as well as potentially getting the opportunity to present the UK 's culture if we win.

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The final of Eurovision is traditionally held on a Saturday. We are therefore not sure what action you would like the UK Government or Parliament to take.

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