St. George's Day

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St George's Day is on April 23rd. It is a day celebrated in England and many other regions and cities of the world where St George is the patron saint.

In England, the Saint's day is no where near as popular as say St Patrick's Day is in Ireland. [1] This might have something to do with the fact that he was not English and clearly he never existed as described.

George and the dragonEdit

The most famous legend of Saint George is of him slaying a dragon. In the Middle Ages the dragon was commonly used to represent the Devil. The slaying of the dragon by St George was first credited to him in the twelfth century, long after his death. It is therefore likely that the many stories connected with St George's name are fictitious. [2]

George apparently killed a dragon but as we all know Ann Coulter is unfortunately still breathing.

References and footnotesEdit

  1. St Patrick's Day is always in Lent. Till a few decades ago Irish Roman Catholics like most other Catholics weren't supposed to eat Meat during Lent except on Sundays and feast days. [1] Why was St Patrick's Day popular? Partly that was because it's a feast day and gave Irish Catholics a chance to eat meat. Now St Patrick's Day continues as an established popular tradition.
  2. The Legend of Saint George and the Dragon

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