St George’s Day celebrations return to London this weekend

Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

St George's Day celebrations returnThe St George’s Day celebrations at the Mayor of London’s annual Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square will take place this Sunday.

 

Decorated in red and white for England’s national day, the square is lined with stalls selling traditional English food, inspired by St George’s Day’s 13th-century origins as a national day of feasting. There’s also free themed activities, including games, music and performances for all the family, and you can watch celebrity  chefs give live cooking demonstrations.

 

St George is the patron saint of England and St George’s Day falls on 23 April. His name is most commonly associated with the legend of St George and the Dragon.
In the mythical tale, George obtains glory by slaying a dragon that is terrorising the countryside and is about to eat a beautiful princess. This story is loosely based on a real-life George who was born around 280AD and grew up to become a Christian soldier of the Roman Empire.

 

The myth of St George and the Dragon in England was known prior to the Norman conquest in 1066, but the idea of George as the nation’s patron saint probably caught on around William Shakespeare’s time. In Shakespeare’s play Henry V, the English troops are famously rallied with the cry “God for Harry, England and St George!”.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 04 imex-frankfurt 2017
  • 09 connectasia wtm 2017
  • 12 HMS_Thailand 17
  • 14 PAS 2017
  • 15 posidoniaseatourism 2017
  • 16 bitf 2017
  • 16 itehk 2017
  • 18 sahic 17
  • 19 hotelcee 2017
  • 19 Russia Hotel 2017
  • 20 boutiquehotelsummit 2017
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

More Events...
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com