Monday, April 23, 2007

St George for England. . . .



. . .and Greece, Moscow, Montenegro, Serbia, Portugal, Constantinople, the Teutonic Knights, the Order of the Garter, and heaven knows what else. And today is his feast day.

St George's Day: A new national holiday for England is "inevitable".

This commercial site (for Bombardier Ale, no less) wants to improve the national celebrations in England. It has great "industrial value" it seems.

Cranky old Fr Thurston, S.J. goes on at length here in the Catholic Encyclopædia about what we don't know about St George.

The County of Suffolk, however, prefers St Edmund.

Actually, the English get something of a twofer on 23 April: it's also the birthday of William Shakespeare.