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St Georges Day takes place on the 23rd April each year.  It was traditionally accepted as being the date of his death in AD 303. He was beheaded for resigning his military post and protesting against his pagan leader, the Emperor Diocletian, who led Rome’s persecution of Christians.

Which countries celebrate?

Aside from England, other countries that celebrate St George’s Day include Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia.

Facts you didn’t know

  1. St George wasn’t English, he is from, Cappadocia in Turkey
  2. St George never visited England
  3. England isn’t the only country to celebrate St George

How to celebrate?

  1. You could hoist the flag of Saint George from outside your home or car
  2. You could dress om blue as the colour was said to be St Georges favourite
  3. Wear a red rose as it is associated with St Georges death
  4. Prepare a big feast as that is how Saints days have traditionally been honoured

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