- 7 Dec 2017
It's funny that it's only Tories who make a point of St George's Day. If a bunch of metropolitan liberals were in Majorca or wherever and there was a celebration of the local saint's day they'd find it charming, I'm sure, but they'd sneer at St George's.
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That's not St. Edmund of Blackadder is it?St Edmund is the original patron saint of England .... St Edmunds day is Nov 20th... St Edmunds flag is a white dragon on a red background
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(St) Giorgio the Turk replaced St Edmund during the 3rd crusade, after King Richard The Lionheart ( born in Oxford) in 1199 prayed at the shrine of Giorgio in Lydda on the eve of a battle... which Richard the Lionheart won. King Richard adopted Giorgio as his personal patron and protector of the army
Both The St Edmund white dragon and St George cross flags were both used by English armys in conflict from the time of Edaward 1 .... in 1348 Edward 111 founded the knights of the garter, St George was made patron of the order, Edward 111 also declared St George was patron saint of England
Giorgio the Turk was declared patron saint of 16 other countries too, his Christian martyrdom being the factor
there have been two recentish campaigns to reinstate St Edmund as patron Saint of England , one in 2006 and one in 2016 .... St Edmund was English, an Anglo Saxon king, wheras St George / Giorgio The Turk never set foot in England
Tradition states, males give females a red rose & females give males a book (!) in that region of Spain on St Jordi 's dayCatalans show their patriotic pride on St George's day by buying red roses from street vendors and In Barcelona every bus flies a small cross of St George flag. I expect it will be a lot more low key out there this year with the social distancing.