Could Cork City be getting it’s own international celebration? Well the Lord Mayor of the city, Emmet O’Halloran, certainly thinks they should.
He says he is calling for a world-wide holiday to celebrate all things about the region.
He says it would be akin to other holidays around the world such as Catalunya Day or the Annual Holiday of Quebec.
Speaking about the idea he said that he believes people of the area should have a special day that allows them to celebrate their unique culture and heritage.
“We have seen how other regions across the world do the same and why should Cork be any different?” he said.
He believes the concept of such a holiday could also deliver an economic dividend to the region.
Although the suggestion may have raised a few eyebrows, this seems like a pretty good idea. This is an example thinking differently and getting people to come out in force to find out more about the great things in their city and county. We hope it comes to fruition and we hope that other towns are inspired to follow suit.