Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do

Find out about the temporary suspension of petition debates

Petition Create a one off Bank Holiday on Monday June 21st 2021.

We'd like the government to create a one off Bank Holiday, to be known as Merriweather Day, on Monday June 21st 2021 as an opportunity for families and friends to come together.

More details

COVID19 has negatively impacted people and families up and down the length of the country in many different ways not least their ability to come together. We've seen family celebrations at Eid, amongst others, cancelled and it looks likely Christmas will be the same. This proposed bank holiday would help families and friends of all faiths and none to come together to celebrate. We've chosen the longest day of the year as it provides for the most opportunities to be outdoors in a COVID19 safe way

Sign this petition

39,092 signatures

Show on a map

100,000

Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 6 days for a government response

At 100,000 signatures...

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

Share this petition