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    St Patrick's Day vs Ss. George, David and Andrew

    Irish are largely Papists, so I guess that's why only their patron saint day is celebrated. Should Protestants even bother?

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    You can celebrate your saint's day as a general national day - it doesn't have to be particularly religious. St. George's Day in England is treated like that (by those who bother at all).

    It would be good to see Anglo-Americans celebrating St. G's Day on April 23rd.

    By the way, do you know what miracle Saint David of Wales is supposed to have worked? He made a hill appear. In Wales

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    Actually, I celebrate St George's Day whenever I remember to. I was annoyed that everyone celebrates St Patrick's Day, but have put it into perspective.

    I'm from a Church of England family, whilst most generations until our time in America have been named George. American wife didn't want to, so we chose David from my parents' cousins and her brother's middle name.

    Now, I think Edmund ought to be the folk patron saint, at least for East Anglia. Maybe Oswald for Northumbria. I'm not sold on the Confessor--he was a Norman bastard, with a Norman whore mother.

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    My mother's parents were high-church Anglicans, and they celebrated St. George's Day. As a child, I even had a red rose pinned to my dress every year on St. George's Day.
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