Saint George's Day

Saint George's Day Quick Facts

AKA NameFeast of Saint George
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2023 Date23 April 2023
2024 Date23 April 2024
Saint George's Day

Saint George's Day History

St. George’s Day seeks to commemorate Saint George. Saint George was a soldier of King Diocletian’s army in the 4th century. He opposed the King’s order to renounce his Christian faith. Saint George refused land, money, and all of Diocletian’s advances. He was executed for refusing to turn on God. Before his execution, he gave his possessions to the poor. Pope Gelasius said that the patron saint was one, whose names [is] justly reverenced among men, but whose actions are known only to God.

St. George’s Day has been celebrated since the 15th century. It is celebrated annually on 23 April.

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Saint 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 celebrate this day on May 6.

Saint George's Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend a Parade in honour 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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