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Poll: Was Guinness right to cancel Arthur's Day?

Marketing ploy, call to binge drinking or harmless fun?

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YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD by now that Guinness is replacing Arthur’s Day with a month-long series of gigs.

But, were the company right to pull the plug on the day?

It has been criticised as a call to binge drink, as a cynical ploy and as “vomit day”.

But, it was also wildly popular, with cities across the country packed to raise a glass – to Arthur Guinness, llamas or farmers- packed out on a random Thursday in September.

We’re asking: Was Guinness right to cancel Arthur’s Day?


Poll Results:

Yes (5499)
No - it was harmless fun (4481)
The replacement is as bad (1173)
I don't know (624)




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