Today is St George’s Day and most of us will still be going to work. As you may know, countries all over the world celebrate their patron saint, for example and the closest to us and probably the most well known, is Saint Patrick’s Day for Ireland!
Here is an interesting quote from Wikipedia on the subject:
“Due to supreme shortshightedness and a virtually complete lack of pride in one’s own country, St George’s Day is not celebrated as much in England as other National Days are around the world; the English populace plods off to work as usual and pays scant attention to the day.”
Well, we know there is pride – loads of it – but it isn’t backed up by any determination to do anything by the forces that be, up there in their ivory towers, to make St George a public holiday..dammit! (woo.. steady we’re breaking our non policitical policy – Ed)
St George’s Day is celebrated by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint, including England, the old kingdoms and counties of the Crown of Aragon in Spain â€” Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia; Portugal, Cyprus, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, and the cities of Moscow in Russia, Genova in Italy, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Beirut in Lebanon, Qormi and Victoria in Malta and many others.
Visit this website on details of how you can take action 😉 http://www.stgeorgesday.com
Anyhoo – Have a GREAT day! 🙂