Friday, 23 April 2010

St George & The Dragon

It is a pity that Royal Mail did not release the George V double headed miniature sheet showing George and the Dragon a couple of weeks early, it would have made a great double celebration. George V accession and St Georges day.

But I guess this would have made the Accession day two weeks early. The old saying goes "we can not have have our cake and eat it", so just for today (in Lou of the stamps ) I have made some cakes for you :-)

The anniversary of Saint George's death in 303 AD, which falls on 23rd April (2010), is seen as England's 'National Day', though it is not currently a national holiday.

People wear traditional costumes, stupid hats, drink a lot and wave the English flag (St. George's Cross). Some even wear the a red rose to go with the red nose after getting merry on the drink.

St. George's day is celebrated across the United Kingdom, as well as many other regions and countries around the world including Germany, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Russia, Slovenia, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, and Albania.

Where ever you are in the world have a great celebration!

1 comment:

Adrian said...

Sounds like a pretty ordinary day then, in England!
(ducks for cover)