What is St. George’s day?
St. George’s day also known as the feast of Saint George is the celebration of England’s patron saint.
In England, the anniversary of his death which, is April 23rd which is seen as a national day.
Now, according to the legend, St. George was a Roman soldier who killed a dragon and rescued a princess.
St. George’s day is usually celebrated with parades, dancing and other activities. Some people where a red rose on their lapel, and flags with the image of Saint George’s cross are flown from buildings especially pubs. Unlike like Christmas and New Years St. Georges day is not a public holiday, so business and public transport are all open and run as usual.
St. George’s day is usually celebrated on 23rd April. However, the Church of England rules no denote that no saint’s day should be celebrated between Palm Sunday and the Sunday after Easter Day so if April 23rd falls between that period the celebration is transferred to the after it.