On April 23, people pay attention to a holy man. This is the wonderful holiday of Saint George’s Day, when we remember his merits and unique features. This English nation symbol inspired soldiers who took part in battles for faith and justice.
According to the beautiful legend, the Holy Knight George fought a dragon which required constant human sacrifice. The winged monster terrorized cities, forcing people to live in constant fear. This brave warrior killed the dragon, bringing the population peace, tranquility, and a chance for a bright future. The city’s population turned to the Christian faith. The red cross on a white background is a symbol of the victory of good over powerful evil. In the Middle Ages, King Richard the Lion-Hearted brought the emblem and distributed it among the soldiers fighting under the royal banners. Saint George was born in the lands of modern Turkey to the family of a hereditary military man. He served in the personal imperial guard of the Roman ruler. When the Emperor ordered Christians to be killed, George refused. He was tortured and killed.
How to take part
This holiday is widely celebrated in European countries. St. George is recognized as a great Martyr of Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, the Middle East and African states that experienced European influence.
- This spring holiday is associated with agriculture.
- Prepare a remarkable dish: pies with cottage cheese, fish, and mushrooms.
- Attach a red rose to your clothes.
Go to London. A huge number of festivals dedicated to this holiday are held. It is spectacular; there is a special atmosphere of goodwill, hospitality, and kindness.
When Saint George’s Day celebrated in 2023?
Saint George’s Day is observed on April 23 each year.