St. George’s Day
St. George’s is a town found by the French in 1650 when La Grenade was bought by Jacques prince. st. george’s Day is a festival celebrated on 23 April every year accepting the date of saint’s death in the era of 303 AD. This day is celebrated according to the Julian calendar but according to the Gregorian calendar, this day falls between 6th May.
george’s Day celebrated the same as Christmas during this day many feasts are prepared. st. george’s Day is recognized as the symbol of Saint George’s cross. The cross is in red with a white background that is also shown on its flag. This year it is going to be celebrated on Tuesday 23 April 2019.
The first st. george’s Day was celebrated on 5th May. This festival is also called with the name as Feast OF Saint George. This year st. george’s Day going to be celebrated on Tuesday, 23 April 2019. In England st. george’s Day is celebrated with great respect due to his contribution to the people of England, flags are flown on the feast day. He is known as the saint in the English tradition.
Who was Saint George’s
During the old era, people would have a leader who will fight for his Country. Even it was from the enemies or the people creating problems within the Country. St. George was a high ranked officer of the Roman army. Who got killed in 303 AD. He was killed due to having low faith in Christ which makes him the enemy of the government and people there. He was being tortured for so many days and one day killed near Lydda which was in Palestine. After that, his head dedicated to the Church.
Saint George’swas known as the man of strength. Even his stories were viral in Europe. The best account of Saint George’s is how he fights with the dragon also his name was written in many books as the most courageous man of the 18th century. During the Middle, Ages Dragon was commonly used to show the symbol of the devil.
There were many dragons living near the Dragon hill in Uffington, with whom Saint George’sfights. After that, it was the first era of the 12th century where his name was called a warrior. King Edward named him the Saint of England which was a big thing at those days. During his work in England, his name was formed in Order of the Garter in 1350.
Only a few people during that Era knows that he was not English at first but after Edward I, he becomes English due to which he was asked to have faith on Christ, and he ignored the fact. Some people asked him to drink poison and was hit on the head so many times until he got died.
St. George’s Day Celebration
- george’s Day celebrated with great courage this day is also called the Dragon’s Slaying day. During this day national holiday is declared. st. george’s Day is celebrated across the streets. The main party is held at Trafalgar Square. Where people come to see the flag ceremony. Even the scout associations join the celebration and present respect to St. George. People fly the flags and mostly are dressed in Blue because it is said that Blue was the favorite color of St. George. So it’s now a tradition to wear blue during this day. Even the red roses are associated with his death and become the symbol on st. george’s Day.
Rituals are changing day by day since many people celebrate this day at home by having dinners and signing poems like Jerusalem, some feel that this say should be considered as sorrow because the great man died during this day. Some stories are yet to be confirmed like did Saint George’s killed the dragon and was called an English Man.