St. George's Day
Posted: 27-03-2013 15:18
April 23rd is St. George's Day so we have been looking at some of the history of this day and ways to celebrate. Whether you are going to a Parade wearing a St. George's Hat or Wig or having a meal out with friends in a restaurant or pub decorated with St. George's Bunting there is something for everyone to enjoy. We would love to know how you will be celebrating St. George's Day and if you will be Dressed Up or using Red, White and Blue Facepaint to decorate yourself.
St. George's Day is on 23rd April which was stated by the Council of Oxford in 1222 . In 1348 St. George became the Patron Saint of England and in 1415 a National Feast Day was announced. This is now a day for the English to unite and remember the Patron Saint George who is also the Patron Saint of the Scouting Movement. It is customary to fly Flags and wear a red rose. English soldiers in the 14th century wore a sign of St. George as he was considered a protector of the English. The medieval myth of how St. George Slayed a dragon is over a thousand years old. In London there are live events which includes music, Parades, childrens activities and a big festival in Leicester Square. This day always creates a good atmosphere and you can see the public dressed up wearing St. George's Hats, Wigs and Headboppers. Loads of people Paint their face and wear St. George's Capes. It is fun to see pubs and restaurants Decorated with Bunting and Cutouts.
Where will you be celebrating St. George's Day? Will you be dressed up?