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Bryttisc Scildfreca
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 12:19 PM
Happy St. George's Day :party-smi

Don't drink too much :D :beer1:

:beer-smil

tuddorsped
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 12:35 PM
Happy St. George's Day :party-smi

Don't drink too much :D :beer1:

:beer-smil

Cheers, mate.

Fly the flag with pride.

Loki
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 04:41 PM
Happy St. George's Day! :party000::thumbs:

ladybright
Monday, April 23rd, 2007, 07:11 PM
http://www.brassett.net/images/St%20George/stg-ecard.jpg

Not my county but I will raise a glass to england at dinner tonight.
Show of hands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5h4PFBuzvw) mentions St George.
http://www.samizdata.net/~pdeh/StGeorgeandDragon_sml.gif

NatRev
Friday, April 27th, 2007, 09:30 PM
that's more than most did... :mad:

now if it'd been St. Mandela... :eek

Aelfgar
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 09:56 AM
https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/133684630.jpg?w=748&h=498&crop=1

http://www.stgeorgesday.com/st-georges-day/history-of-the-day/



In 1222 the Council of Oxford declared April 23rd to be St George’s Day
It was not until 1348 that St George became the Patron Saint of England
In 1415, St George’s Day was declared a national feast day and holiday in England
However, after the union with Scotland at the end of the 18th Century, the tradition diminished and since has not been widely acknowledged and is no longer a national holiday
Traditional customs were to fly the St George’s flag and wear a red rose in one’s lapel
The hymn ‘Jerusalem’ was also sung on the 23rd April, or the nearest Sunday to that date, in churches across the nation


http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/st-georges-day/


https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article12917840.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS62161322.jpg
(http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/st-georges-day/)

Rodskarl Dubhgall
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 01:42 PM
Not all the traditions arose at once.

Henry III started the day of observation because of the influence from his uncle Richard back from Crusade.

Edward III made it a national patronage to correspond with English nationalism on the eve of Wycliffe and reaction to the Avignon Papacy.

Henry V revived his great-grandfather's ambitions and that naturally included George to pep the men who were with him, "once more to the breach".

The Cross was flown by the Church. The red rose wasn't the only one worn, as it had the white to contend with. (Hint, hint)

Jerusalem is rather recent, with far less universal traction. I like the hymn but hate it at the same time. Why make Jerusalem out of England and what's wrong with progress?

The Aesthete
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 01:48 PM
Awesome!

I love seeing the English flag with St George's cross. I recently watched a documentary where black people living in Britain and Muslims said they thought it excluded them & they preferred the British flag.

Rodskarl Dubhgall
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 01:51 PM
The funny thing is, that the British flag ought to do the same, since it only means England, Scotland and Ireland. Now, there's a Commonwealth flag that should be right up their alley:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Commonwealth_of_Nations

Aelfgar
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 05:39 PM
The funny thing is, that the British flag ought to do the same, since it only means England, Scotland and Ireland. Now, there's a Commonwealth flag that should be right up their alley:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Commonwealth_of_Nations

I find it strange as well that immigrants are comfortable with the 'British' label. I suppose they take it to mean 'of the British Empire'.

We should replace the Commonwealth with the Germanosphere!

Elizabeth
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 08:35 PM
Happy St. George's Day :)

Elizabeth
Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 08:36 PM
Happy St. George's Day :)

Aelfgar
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 05:32 PM
Jerusalem is rather recent, with far less universal traction. I like the hymn but hate it at the same time. Why make Jerusalem out of England and what's wrong with progress?I don't like it and it's not a suitable song for England. But Bruce Dickinson did a good version of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9OHDfSiZ1g

Juthunge
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 07:30 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgskFUSVEAEoxNE?format=jpg

Aelfgar
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 07:32 PM
Juthunge's image did not show for me but I traced it and I'll post it here in case anyone else couldn't see it:

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Rodskarl Dubhgall
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 02:10 PM
Wonderful to have St George's Day be ruined by the news about the royals. Maybe there ought to be yearly reenactments executing Charles I.

Alice
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 05:26 AM
Happy St. George's day!

Elizabeth
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 05:29 AM
Happy St. George's day! :funitedk

SaxonPagan
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 12:20 PM
.

https://i.ibb.co/SJJtgwq/ENGLISH2.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

Astragoth
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 01:10 PM
What is St George's day anyway?

Alice
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 01:25 PM
What is St George's day anyway?

https://forums.skadi.net/threads/51895-St-George-The-Man-The-Legend-The-Day

SaxonPagan
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 03:32 PM
What is St George's day anyway?

What? :-O How can you be an 'Anglo-American' and not know anything about Saint George's Day?

Elizabeth
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 03:51 PM
What is St George's day anyway?


Saint George is the patron saint of England.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George%27s_Day_in_England
Saint George (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George) is the patron saint (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patron_saint) of England (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England) in a tradition established in the Tudor period (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor_period), based in the saint's popularity during the times of the Crusades (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades) and the Hundred Years' War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Years%27_War).
Veneration of the saint in folk religion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion) declined in the 18th century. Attempts to revive the celebration of Saint George's Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George%27s_Day) (23 April) as an expression of English culture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_culture) and identity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_national_identity) date from the foundation Royal Society of St. George (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Society_of_St._George) in 1894. More recently, since the beginning of the 2010s, such efforts have resulted in St George's Day celebrations with aspects of a national holiday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day) in England.

Astragoth
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 07:07 PM
Saint George is the patron saint of England.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George%27s_Day_in_England
Saint George (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George) is the patron saint (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patron_saint) of England (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England) in a tradition established in the Tudor period (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor_period), based in the saint's popularity during the times of the Crusades (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades) and the Hundred Years' War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Years%27_War).
Veneration of the saint in folk religion (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion) declined in the 18th century. Attempts to revive the celebration of Saint George's Day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George%27s_Day) (23 April) as an expression of English culture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_culture) and identity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_national_identity) date from the foundation Royal Society of St. George (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Society_of_St._George) in 1894. More recently, since the beginning of the 2010s, such efforts have resulted in St George's Day celebrations with aspects of a national holiday (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day) in England.
Thanks. I'm an American we have different holidays here.