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St Georges Day Celebrations

St Georges Day Celebrations

Posted on 05/02/2018

On 23rd April, St Georges will be holding its customary celebrations in honour of our namesake St George.

Every nation has its own ‘Patron Saint’ who in times of great peril is called upon to help save the country from its enemies. St David is the patron saint of Wales, St Andrew of Scotland and St Patrick of Ireland – St George being the patron saint of England.

Did you know – In the Middle Ages the dragon was commonly used to represent the Devil. Unfortunately the many legends connected with St. George’s name are fictitious, and the slaying of the ‘Dragon’ was first credited to him in the 12th century.

St. George, so the story goes, killed a dragon on the flat topped Dragon Hill in Uffington, Berkshire, and it is said that no grass grows where the dragon’s blood trickled down!

Please come along and join in our celebrations, Kosh Fallows will be returning to entertain and get us all singing along to our favourite tunes.

See Natalie for more information on tickets.