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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Hope you all get time to celebrate our patron saint today

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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:08 pm
How did a man born in Cappadocia in AD 270 become the patron saint of England? Here are 10 fantastic facts about Saint George.



As the nation celebrates St George’s Day, here are 10 things you might not know about England’s patron saint.

1. St George’s Day takes place on 23 April, which is traditionally accepted as being the date of his death in AD 303.

2. St George was beheaded for resigning his military post and protesting against his pagan leader, the Emperor Diocletian (245-313 AD), who led Rome’s persecution of Christians.

3. The Emperor’s wife was so inspired by St George’s bravery and loyalty to his religion, that she too became a Christian and was subsequently executed for her faith.

4. Before the cult of St George was brought back from the Crusades, the top choice for England’s patron saint was Edmund the Martyr, one of the Whuffings, East Anglia’s ruling family. Edmund is also the patron saint of pandemics, torture victims, and wolves.

5. St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and on the Sunday nearest to 23 April scouts and guides throughout England parade through the streets.

6. His emblem, a red cross on a white background was adopted by Richard The Lionheart and brought to England in the 12th century, when the king’s soldiers would wear it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

7. Aside from England, other countries that celebrate St George’s Day include Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia.


8. Though celebrations are somewhat muted in modern times, Englishmen can still be seen to mark St George’s Day with quintessentially British traditions, such as Morris Dancing (as in the video above), eating fish and chips or watching a Punch and Judy puppet show.

9. The most famous legend of St George is of him slaying a dragon, with the dragon commonly used to represent the Devil in the Middle Ages. The slaying of the dragon by St George was first credited to him in the 12th century, long after his death and it is therefore likely that the many stories connected with St George’s name are fictitious.

10. The date of 23 April was also the date of the death of the English playwright William Shakespeare. UNESCO marked this historic date by declaring it the International Day of the Book and it is also traditionally when Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated.

https://www.britain-magazine.com/features/10-facts-about-st-georges-day-2/

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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:19 pm
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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:31 pm
St George and the Dragon above the doors of Wigan Town Hall.

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Happy St George’s Day everybody Smile
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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 pm
@Admin wrote:5. St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and on the Sunday nearest to 23 April scouts and guides throughout England parade through the streets.

St George’s Day Parade is this coming Sunday (28th April) as the closest Sunday clashed with Easter this year.

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Wigan St Georges Day Parade - A temporary road closure will be in place on Sunday 28th April between 11am & 12.30pm in Crawford St, Bishopgate, Hallgate, Market St, New Market St, Mesnes St, Standishgate & Crompton St.
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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:46 pm
According to The Express Newspaper 92% of people say St Georges day should be a Bank Holiday.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1117575/st-Georges-day-bank-holiday-should-st-Georges-day-be-bank-holiday-vote


According to Labour, St Georges day was yesterday Embarassed

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8912111/labour-party-embarrassing-twitter-gaffe-st-georges-day-message-24-hours-early/

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on Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:19 pm
There is an Infants / Junior school just off our lane here in Howfen called St Georges.

The road next to it is called Cappadocia Way, I now understand why it’s called that.
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on Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:48 am
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While some people in England celebrate St George's Day with parades, Morris dancing and flags, others will have to wait a week.

As the saint's day falls in Easter week this year, churches have put celebrations on hold.

Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April.

The day honouring the dragon-slaying saint has been an important festival since the 15th Century.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48025520
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on Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:59 am
@Admin wrote:So now you know RMJ St Georges day 3625261725

While some people in England celebrate St George's Day with parades, Morris dancing and flags, others will have to wait a week.

As the saint's day falls in Easter week this year, churches have put celebrations on hold.

Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April.

The day honouring the dragon-slaying saint has been an important festival since the 15th Century.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48025520





Dragon-slaying, that will naff St David off Very Happy
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on Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:03 am
@Admin wrote:According to Labour, St George’s Day was yesterday. Embarassed

Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April.

I think poor Labour got carried away with the antici-patron.

And the churches are kindly making sure the drag-on has its day.
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on Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 am
'What is the name of the lance St George used to kill the Dragon?'

'Ascalon.'

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on Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:10 am
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on Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:13 am
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on Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:19 am
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on Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Smashing pics of yesterdays St Georges day parade

https://www.wigantoday.net/news/people/in-pictures-st-george-s-day-parade-in-wigan-1-9737421
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on Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:58 am
@Admin wrote: ....
Anglicans will mark the patron saint's day on Monday 29 April, while Catholics will transfer the day to 30 April. ....


Anglicans ARE Catholics! Dust know nowt? Rolling Eyes


Anyroadup, St.Georges Day is celebrated the World over on the 23rd of April. Especially in Spain!
If you think the Wigan St.George's parade is something special you want to get o'er theer to Montblanc or Barcelona!
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on Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:06 am
Church rules state that in order to prevent an overlap with a major festival like Easter, if a saint’s day falls during Easter week, it is “translated” to the following week.

Matthew Salisbury, the Church of England’s national liturgy and worship adviser, explained: “St George’s Day is translated to April 29 as nothing other than a principal feast would take place during Easter week.”

A spokesman for the Church of England added: "To protect major festivals from overlapping, the saints days of St George and St Mark must be postponed.

"When St George’s Day or St Mark’s Day falls between Palm Sunday and the Second Sunday of Easter inclusive, it is transferred to the Monday after the Second Sunday of Easter, in this case the week beginning April 29.''


https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-23/the-politicians-have-got-the-date-wrong-church-of-england-confirms-st-georges-day-is-not-today-its-next-monday/
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