St George's Day

St George's Day Quick Facts

AKA NameFeast of Saint George
Hashtags#StGeorgesDay, #StGeorge
2020 Date23 April 2020
2021 Date23 April 2021
St George's Day

St George's Day History

St George was a former soldier known to have fought against repression of Christianity. Some believe he slayed a dragon and saved a princess when he was a soldier in the Roman army. He fought against the persecution of Christians and was imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately martyred by decapitation.

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St George's Day Facts & Quotes

  • Saint George is the patron saint England, yet he is believed to have been born in Turkey and there is no record of him ever being in the UK.
  • Saint George is also the patron saint of: Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal & Russia.
  • Saint George was canonized by Pope Gelasius in 494AD. The Pope said of him ...whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God.
  • This holiday is celebrated on April 23rd for UK and Western Countries. Countries that observe Christian Orthodox holidays like Bulgaria celebrates this day on May 6.

St George's Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend a Parade in honor of Saint George. Two of the most popular parades are at Nottingham, and Trafalgar Square in England.
  • Watch a movie that touches on bravery, one of the qualities that made St George so well-known today. Some of our favourites include: Brave (2012), The Lion King (1995), Life of Pi (2012), Finding Nemo (2003), Schindler's List (1993), Life is Beautiful (1964) and Into the Wild (2007)
  • Indulge in traditional St George's Day dishes such as roasted lamb, ritual bread, fresh milk, feta cheese and eggs.

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