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Happy St George's Day: England marks saint's day

PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:05 pm

St George's Day
England marks saint's day


While some people in England have been celebrating St George's Day with parades, Morris dancing and flags, others will have to wait a week

As the saint's day falls in Easter week this year, churches have put celebrations on hold.

Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April.

The day honouring the dragon-slaying saint has been an important festival since the 15th Century.

In Manchester, the annual St George's parade was held on bank holiday Monday, with bands, floats, people dressed as knights in armour and scooters riding in formation.

In Manchester, the annual St George's parade was held on bank holiday Monday, with bands, floats, people dressed as knights in armour and scooters riding in formation trailing red and white flags behind them

Emsworth in Hampshire held its annual parade, with Royal Artillery regiments and veterans marching through the town centre, wearing red roses.

In the Worcestershire village of Bretforton, however, people held a double celebration, as St George's Day coincides with National Asparagus Day - the start of the season in one of England's major growing areas for the vegetable.

Coventry held celebrations in the city centre, with Morris dancers and an appearance by St George and the dragon.

The Google homepage also marked the occasion, with the company logo transformed into banners celebrating St George.

The flag of St George flew from Downing Street as Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her best wishes for the patron saint's day.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has proposed making the patron saint's day a bank holiday, along with those of the other UK nations, also wished people a happy St George's Day :ymapplause:

Several celebrities also noted the occasion, with author and TV personality Stephen Fry pointing out that the day is also the date of William Shakespeare's birth and death.

Pop star Paul McCartney paid tribute to two other famous Georges - fellow Beatle George Harrison and the band's producer George Martin - along with the patron saint.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48025520
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Re: Happy St George's Day: England marks saint's day

PostAuthor: Piling » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:19 pm

Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April.


In Kurdistan, it is tomorrow. Why no one celebrate it on 23rd April is a mystery.

Saint George is the most popular saint in Middle East, I think. At least in Kurdistan.

Anyway, happy saint George to Britain.

quiz : who is the saint protector of France ? :smile:
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Re: Happy St George's Day: England marks saint's day

PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:18 pm

I think your Saint is Dennis but not sure what he did to become famous

Saint George killed the dragon :ymapplause:

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Obviously true as one never sees any dragons =))

I did not know there was any connection with Kurdistan

Perhaps George killed a few dragons in Kurdistan before he wiped them out in England :ymdevil:
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PostAuthor: Piling » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:28 am

Saint Denis was the first bishop of Paris. He was beheaded but still walked by carrying his head.

He is one of the numerous special saint team for France but the big protector is saint Michael, an archangel more than a saint, in fact. The general of angels' army.

The problem is that he is also the saint of Germany =)) =)) =))
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Re: Happy St George's Day: England marks saint's day

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:50 pm

Recap:

My saint is famous for killing dragons 8-}

Your saint is famous for wandering round with his head tucked under his arm :shock:
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PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:09 am

Your saint is famous for wandering round with his head tucked under his arm :shock:


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