Wednesday, April 23, 2008

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY


Today in England we celebrate St George’s Day. St George is the patron saint of England, better known for slaying a dragon (evil), as the story goes and rescuing a trapped maiden. St George’s emblem is a red cross on a white background, which is England’s flag and forms part of Britain’s Union Jack flag. The flag has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly with football fans who display it on their cars at the time of the World Cup matches.

9 comments:

Alastair said...

I was out all day yesterday so didn't get the chance to wish the English rose a happy St George's day! Hope you had a good day Naomi....

Marion said...

I remember this flag very well...it was used at elementary school games here in Canada, when we were still a Dominion.

Brings back a lot of memories!

SandyCarlson said...

Happy Day to you, English Rose. This story of chivalry is of course perfect for your country!

Johnny Ong said...

nice day to remember. as malaysia is part of the commonwealth and malaysians being exposed to english premier league, the england flag is well recognised here too

Naomi said...

Yes thanks Alastair. Hope you and your family had a good St George's Day too.

Yes it's a very famous and popular flag Marion.

Yes I love the story of George and the dragon Sandy.

Barrett Laurie said...

Happy St. Georges Day! Great post! I am learning a lot on this blog! You are a wealth of information! Best wishes to you and yours! Thanks for your kind words about my being sick followed by my Mom being REALLY sick. It was a dark a scary couple of weeks but the worst is over. Take care friend!

Sharon Lynne said...

I love knowing the history behind things. I wonder what St. George would think if he knew about this.

Looks like you've had some good posts...I'll have to catch up. Thanks for visiting. I'm putting you on my bookmark so I should be back to visit a bit more often!

Chef Erik said...

My freind was telling me about St. George the other day. I find it to be an interesing story.

Naomi said...

I don't think sometimes we Brits realise how well recognised the flag is in many other parts of the world Johnny. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit here.

I'm so glad you're learning so much from your visits here Barrett. Glad you and your Mum are feeling better again now. Best wishes to you both.

Nice to see you again Sharon. I always try and give some history background on some of the posts! I'm sure St George would be honoured that we have a special day to remember him!

Glad you enjoyed the post and the story Erik. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.