posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:57 AM
The Patron Saint of England, and other countries, St George, the slayer of a vile dragon is celebrated today. No doubt some will be quick to chime in
with all the usual tired boilerplate; wasn't even English, never even came to England, symbol of imperialism/oppression blah blah blah, yawn.
As our patron saint's day falls on a Sunday this year, the argument for the day to be a public holiday has not been quite so vociferous as it
usually is. It is a day to celebrate all the best qualities of Englishness, good manners, Cricket, afternoon tea, the village fete, fish and chips,
the smell of fresh cut grass, beautiful stately homes and gardens, days at the seaside, industry, fair play.
I would very much like to hear of any celebrations or traditions that other English members at home, or abroad observe. The truth of the legend is a
completely separate issue to the values of bravery, selflessness, duty, loyalty, and dignity that it has come to represent. Happy Saint George's Day
to my English kinfolk wherever you are.
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