St. George's Day takes place on April 23 every year, recognizing the patron saint of England apparently made famous for slaying a dragon and saving a distressed maiden. It's the one day of the year, apart from major football tournaments, when you are guaranteed to see English flags being waved proudly across the country.
St George's Day, when we honor the patron saint of England, should be one of the most celebrated dates in the country's calendar.
The feast day of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and several countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint – including England. The day is celebrated on April 23 each year – this is the date traditionally accepted of his death in AD 303.
A dragon-slaying martyr who was adopted as the patron saint of a land he never visited, just who was St George? On Monday, April 23, England celebrates St George’s day in honour of its patron saint. Unlike Ireland and St Patrick, who is said to have converted the Emerald Isle to Christianity, St George has no obvious connection to England.