St. George’s Day

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    Starts in 6 Months, 30 Days

    April 23, 2018

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    • April 23, 2018
    • April 23, 2019
    • April 23, 2020
    • April 23, 2021
    • April 23, 2022
    • April 23, 2023
    • April 23, 2024
    • April 23, 2025
    • April 23, 2026

    St. George’s Day

     

    Last Year (2015) Thursday, April 23
    Present Year (2016) Saturday, April 23
    Next Year (2017) Sunday, April 23

     

    Among the various Christian Festivals, St Georges is the one that occupies an important place in the hearts of Christians.  He is England’s patron saint, who death anniversary is on April 23, and is considered as England’s national Day.  St George’s is the feast day which is celebrated by several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities. Religious observance of St George’s day changes when it is too close to Easter. The story behind this fest is the only well in the town of Silence was guarded by a dragon. In order to get water, the inhabitants of the town had to offer a human sacrifice every day to the dragon. The person to be sacrificed was chosen by lots. On the day that St George was visiting, a princess had been selected to be sacrificed. However, he killed the dragon, saved the princess and gave the people of Silence access to water. In gratitude, they converted to Christianity.

    People celebrate this occasion by organising various parades, dancing and many other activities.  In order to make this event an everlasting memory, the flags with the image of St George’s cross are flown on some buildings, pubs in England.  There is no public holiday on this day. St George is most widely known for slaying a dragon.

    The feast of St George’s Day includes the opportunity for members to renew the Scout Promise and consider what their Promise means personally.  People around the globe celebrate this day taking into considerations the faith and beliefs.

    When it comes to symbols, then the most widely recognised symbol of St George’s day involves St George’s Cross.  This is designed as a red cross on a white background.  The celebrations of this day remind us that Saint George is a Christian martyr and soldier in the Roman army.

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