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ST. GEORGE'S DAY «Вектор-успеха. рф – портал для детей и подростков»
St George's Day is celebrated on the 23 rd of April each year. It's a great excuse to enjoy or learn about some of England's customs and traditions, and also to think about knights and castles and dragons!
Saint George was the son of a Christian nobleman, born around 275 -285 AD in the Roman province of Syria, Palestine. He was raised as a Christian and became a Roman soldier, working for the Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia and rising to the rank of Tribunes.
Saint George is the patron Saint of England many other countries. He is most well known as a hero in the story of "Saint George and the dragon".
Saint George and the Dragon There was once a city called Silene. The people of Silene were not Christians but they were happy enough, going every day to draw water from a nearby spring and living a simple life.
One day, however, a dragon decided to make its nest by the spring and the life became very difficult for people. Many men tried to fight the dragon or chase it away, but they all failed.
As they had to have water, the people of Silene thought out a plan. They would distract the dragon by taking him a sheep every day, for a meal. While he was busy eating, they quickly took the water they needed.
Everything was fine for a while, but one day they didn't have any more sheep to offer the dragon! They became more and more thirsty and in desperation, they decided to give the dragon a young girl instead of a sheep. One day, Silene's princess was the chosen victim! The king begged for his daughter, but nobody listened to him, and the princess was dragged off to meet the dragon like the other young girls before her.
This holiday is connected with a legend about how St. George killed the dragon, and gave the princess a red rose that grew from the drop of dragon's blood.
ST. GEORGE IS THE SAINT PATRON OF ENGLAND St. George is also the St. Patron of England, Canada, Croatia, Russia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia. St George's Day was a major feast and national holiday in England.
Flags of England, or the flags of St George - white flags with red crosses in this day decorate the streets of British cities, houses, shops and pubs.
The Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II in this day takes part in a special Church service in the chapel of St. George in Windsor castle.
King George VI in 1940 established the cross of St. George for bravery. The significance of this award is the second after the Victoria’s cross.
A traditional custom on St George's day is to wear a red rose in one's lapel, though this is no longer widely practiced.
Traditional English food for St. George’s holiday is roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
On the day of St. George in England colorful folk festivals with singing and costumed processions are arranged.
The celebration of St. George’s Day traditionally coincide with the day of the birth and death of the famous English playwright William Shakespeare. Traditionally summer theatre season opens on the 23 of April in the Globe theatre on the South Bank of the Thames.
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