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St George's Day 2019: How the dragon-slayer became the patron saint of England

who was the legendary figure and why is he the nation's patron saint? From the history behind the dragon-slayer, to how you can celebrate the day this year, here is everything you need to know about ... read more

St George's Day 2019: Why is St George's Day NOT a bank holiday? Who was St George?

many may be wondering why it is not a national holiday. St George is England’s patron saint who according to legend killed a dragon. He is celebrated as a patron saint and Christian icon around the ... read more

Who was Saint George, why is he England’s patron saint, when was he born and where did the dragon story come from?

HE may be the patron saint of England but how much do you actually know about Saint George and what's true about the famous legend of St George and the dragon? Here’s what we know about the legend. ... read more

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Why is St George the patron saint of England and what nationality was he?

Today we celebrate England and St George, the country’s patron saint and protector of the royal family, known for having killed a dragon. But why is St George the man who represents the spirit of ... read more


St George's Day 2018: Who was England's patron saint and why do we celebrate it

This also came from a tradition in Catalonia in Spain - of which St George is also a patron saint - where women would give men a book and receive a rose in return on the feast day. The patron saint of ... read more

St George's Day 2019: Why St George is the patron saint of England

St George never actually set foot on English shores. It's believed that he was born in Palestine, near the modern day Tel Aviv, and spent most of his life in what is now Turkey. He was chosen as ... read more

What is the England flag, when was the St George’s Cross first used and why is it red and white?

Although Saint George is England’s patron saint, St George would likely have been a soldier somewhere in the eastern Roman Empire, probably in what is now Turkey. He is also the patron saint of ... read more

St George's Day 2019: Who was the dragon-slayer and why is he England's patron saint?

April 23 marks the saint’s day of England’s patron saint St George. English schoolchildren are always taught that he was a knight who slayed dragons but is there more to the historical figure? From ... read more

St George's Day 2019: How the dragon-slayer became the patron saint of England

St George's Day is here, offering us all a chance to fly English flags, celebrate our country's heritage and honour the patron saint of England. But, who was the legendary figure and why is he the ... read more

When is St George's Day 2018? And why is he the patron Saint of England?

Although St George had never set foot on British shores, he represented and embodied the characteristics of the kingdom, including chivalry and bravery. As well as England, he is also the patron saint ... read more

St George's Day: Happy St George's Day! Why is St George patron saint of England?

But why is St George the patron saint of England? Not much is known about St George’s life but it is thought he was a Cappadocian Greek soldier and was a member of the Pretorian Guard for the Roman ... read more



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