Sunday, April 23, 2017

St George’s Day 2017: Why England should celebrate their patron saint

From Metro UK-

All across Wales people get their daffs out for St David’s Day and in Scotland St Andrew’s Day is a national holiday.

But St George’s Day passes each year, unnoticed by many, and often completely unmarked or celebrated.

This year St George’s Day (today) could finally be time for people to redress the balance. Here’s everything you need to know about the date.

England celebrates St George’s Day each year on April 23, which is thought to be the date of St George’s death in 303 AD.

However, it is also celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Churches on May 6.

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