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st_george 16th century greeceorgAlthough St George’s Day is on April 23, celebrations in England in 2014 may well take place on Easter Monday, April 21.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, is a big supporter of St George’s Day. Events in the capital on Monday will centre on Trafalgar Square with food, music and fun all ages. The page states in part:

Organised by the Mayor of London, the Feast of St George is inspired by St George’s Day’s 13th century origins as a national day of feasting …

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson says: “Our Feast of St George is set to be a day of revelry and merriment for all the family, with delicious food and a whole host of activities for all ages. London is one of the foodie capitals of the world and this banquet is the perfect showcase for some of our superb English fare. Happy St George’s Day.”

English beer aficionados can enjoy a tasting at The Phoenix pub in Clapham. Reservations required.

Classical music lovers might enjoy ‘A Gala for St George’, which actor Brian Blessed will present. This will be held on Sunday, April 27 at the Royal Albert Hall at 3 p.m.

The Telegraph lists these events as well as a few others around the country. Wherever you are in England either Bank Holiday Monday or the following weekend, you are likely to find a St George’s Day event near you.

Thanks to English Heritage, those readers who are near Bolsover Castle can enjoy dragon fighting displays while Chesters Roman Fort and Museum‘s events this year highlight Roman horsemanship and fort life, both of which our patron saint would have personally experienced. Please note that these two celebrations take place on April 26 and 27.  Both sound splendid, especially for children!

For more information on this famous patron saint, claimed by several countries, please see my past posts from 2010 and 2011.

Whenever you celebrate it this week, have a very happy St George’s Day! May we share his strong faith and emulate his valiant courage.

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