Will you be celebrating St George’s Day this Saturday 23rd April?
This Saturday 23rd April is St George’s Day and there will be celebrations all over the country.
Although it’s not a national holiday, St George’s Day is celebrated each year and it’s a great excuse to get patriotic. It’s also a good time to think about one of England’s most famous men, William Shakespeare, who was not only born on 23rd April 1564 but also died on 23rd April 1616.
So who Was St George anyway?
St George (famous dragon slayer) is the patron saint of England. He was a Roman soldier who protested against the Roman torture of Christians, and was murdered for his forthright beliefs. He is most famous for the story of his fight against the dragon. You can read more about that on the official Wikipedia page here.
St George’s Day celebrations around Surrey
We found a great resource for all St George’s Day celebration throughout Surrey. Copy and paste the link below to see more.