Happy St George’s Day Wednesday 23rd April 2020
Why do we celebrate St George’s Day?
England remembers St George its patron saint on the anniversary of his death, April 23. It is recognised as England’s national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.
He was chosen as England’s patron Saint in 1350, by King Edward III. St George was admired for his bravery in the face of terrible suffering, and he was popular among European Knights and military men.
England has never really made a fuss of its patron Saint, but this year perhaps East Grinstead we could celebrate this National Day by placing a Cross of St George flag, the red rose of England or a St George and the Dragon in our front windows.
Something else for us all to spot during our moments outside.