St George's Day

St George is the patron saint of England. The English flag is St George’s cross. This was used by Richard the Lion Heart in the 12th century and his soldiers wore it during battle to distinguish themselves from each other.

St George was a Roman soldier who protested the Romans torturing the Christians (he was a Christian) and died for his beliefs. There is a legend of St George slaying a dragon and saving a princess. St George is also the patron of scouting.

St George’s Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April but is not a public holiday. It is also not celebrated as much as St Patrick’s Day is. It used to be celebrated but the popularity waned after the Union of Scotland and England

Some traditions to celebrate St George’s Day are:
  • A rose in one’s lapel.
  • Fly or adorn St George’s flag
  • Some pubs will have garlands with St George’s cross
Looking for something to do to celebrate St George’s Day, check out this website.  Here are some activities for the kids!All the Best!

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