Before I do that though, I thought I should take a straw poll on just which holy days we should campaign for!
Currently in Australia, there are only two feasts celebrated on their actual date: Assumption and the Nativity. All the others are either assigned to the Sunday (thus covered by the Sunday mass precept) or suppressed - but I haven't been able to locate a list of which fall in which of these latter categories (if you know where to find it, let me know...!
All up, there are ten feasts specified in canon law to be celebrated as holy days of obligation unless the bishops' conference suppresses them, or transfers them to the Sunday. These are:
1 January: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
6 January: the Epiphany
19 March: Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday of the sixth week of Easter: the Ascension
Thursday after Trinity Sunday: Corpus Christi
29 June: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
15 August: the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 November: All Saints
8 December: the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 25 December: the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas).
But hardly any countries actually celebrate them all - according to the Wikipedia, Rome and one Swiss canton (take a look at this list)!
So we could:
- suggest all of them be considered, but that may be too greedy;
- go for a selection - my pick would be Epiphany, Ascension, All Saints (and perhaps SS Peter and Paul);
- another selection of your choice.
Let me know what you think about the idea of the petition, and what it should ask for!