Episode 52: St George's Day
St George and his dragon are woven into the very fabric of London. You’ll find references to him all over town and so I thought that I would share with you some of the best St George's Day themed places in London which you can visit yourselves .
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23rd April is St George's Day, the patron saint of England.
In 2019 I was invited to talk about St George at the Feast of St George celebrations organised by the Mayor of London in Trafalgar Square with also a dragon treasure hunt for families but alas, for the second year in a row we aren't able to celebrate together.
St George and his dragon are woven into the very fabric of London. You’ll find references to him all over town and so I thought that I would share with you some of the best St George's Day themed places in London which you can visit yourselves and if you're overseas, don't worry, I have photos for you in the show notes.
First up: a little about the man himself, St George.
Questions we answer:
- Who was St George?
- When is St George's Day?
- Why is St George's Day on 23rd April?
- How did St George die?
- Why is St George the patron saint of England?
- Why is St George's Day not a public holiday in England?
- Did St George ever come to England?
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