Amid continued calls for an extra bank holiday, it seems St Brigid's Day on February 1st is the favourite.
The holiday would be used mark the sacrifices people made throughout the pandemic, and also honour Ireland's only female patron saint.
Journalist Brenda Power told The Hard Shoulder she had a knack for one thing in particular.
"She is the patron saint of beer. Apparently she was a great woman for turning water into beer.
"Apparently on one occasion she turned water into beer for a leper colony, which must have made her hugely popular.
"And on another occasion she turned enough water into beer to serve 18 churches.
"You'd wonder what sort of services were being conducted?"
And Brenda says the day is perfectly situated for a national holiday.
"St Brigid's Day would seem to me to be the absolutely ideal day to do it.
"It falls right in the middle of that long, barren, basically two-month long Monday that comes after Christmas.
"There's no holiday, nothing to look forward to between New Year's Day and St Patrick's Day".
Brenda says women "did carry the lion's share" of stress and suffering during the pandemic.
"Whether it was through home-schooling, or working from home, caring for elderly relatives... even looking after the hygiene levels in the home.
"And then the majority of poorly-paid work - I suppose - is mostly done by women, unpaid work in the home.
"Also statistics internationally have shown that women's labour, which tends to be lower paid than men's, was hit harder through the pandemic.
"For a vast array of reasons, we deserve a holiday - and one that honours a woman I would say is long overdue".
Ireland falls behind other European Union countries when it comes to bank holidays. Most EU states have 12 annual holidays, while Ireland has nine.
People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has said Ireland needs more bank holidays, regardless of any benefits to those who worked through the pandemic.
"I think we should see moves towards extra bank holidays in particular - not just as a compensation for COVID, but rather to bring Ireland up to the average standard across the European Union", she told Newstalk in September.
"Most countries in the European Union have 12 annual bank holidays, we have nine.
"We put in a bill in July that would increase the annual bank holidays to bring us up to the European average, so in other words an extra three.
"And the Government are now proposing an extra one, so I think there's huge validation in arguing for more".