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ST. GEORGES DAY
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:09:20 AM »

TODAY- APRIL 23RD IS ST GEORGES DAY

ALL TRUE ENGLISHMEN AND WOMEN BE PROUD OF THAT FACT
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 12:36:33 PM »

It's always been a thorn of contention with me that everyone seems to celebrate their national day, but England through years of 'political correctness' has denied its citizens the same courtesy.

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 02:33:56 PM »

Totally concur with the above. Tonight I will raise a pint yo honour the day . Too many years if being told we cannot fly the cross of St George,  that I am British and not English.  Last time I looked Britain is not a country and neither is the United Kingdom. I'm English and proud.
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 02:47:40 PM »

First and foremost I am a Yorkshireman or more to the point as I fly the county flag, an East Riding of Yorkshireman ( I still believe in east west and north ridings, not east north west and south yorkshire which are local government divides) Only after that do I consider myself an Englishman.

There is no such title as united kingdom-man or great britainman, so why shouldn't we celebrate the fact we have a national day just like the other 3 countries that make up the kingdom do?

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 02:59:09 PM »

Suprisingly more people in England celebrate St Patrick's day than do St George's Day
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 03:10:18 PM »

St George was a Greek who joined the Roman army and was executed by the Emperor Diocletian for refusing to denounce his faith. I doubt he ever came within a thousand miles of England; probably had never even heard of it.
Why don't we celebrate a proper English saint, like St Alban? Ref celebrating St Patrick's Day, any excuse for a booze-up (not my first choice of phrase but this is a family forum....)

Anyroad up, who's the patron saint of Spain then, Brian?  %)

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 03:29:57 PM »

St Georges day runs a close second place to Yorkshire Day proud to be both...Bill..
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 05:12:32 PM »

Be British and celebrate all the UK saint's days.  ok2
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 05:37:53 PM »

People do love their tribal hierarchies to give them a sense of identity and belonging.

i.e.
Country: Great Britain
Nation: England, Wales, Scotland Ireland (and, some would maintain, Yorkshire)
Region: Yorkshire (where it should be), Scouse, Geordie, Londoner, Caulkheads (look it up), Brummie, Cockney etc.
Football Club (often at the opposite end of the country to where the 'supporter' lives.)
Class: Working, Middle, Upper, Twits
Jobs: Bankers...., no we won't go there I think.
Pastimes: MODEL BOATERS, pistonheads, yotties gardeners and just about anything you can think of.
Pastime Niches: Scale, Fast Electrics, Model Yachting, damn great things with IC engines stuffed in them etc.

All these define our identity and who we are. (You will see I have omitted Politics & Religion in accordance with Forum rules)

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 05:45:21 PM »

Who was the guy that was cruel to a dragon then ? :((
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 06:02:04 PM »

Anyroad up, who's the patron saint of Spain then, Brian?  %)

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St James is recognised as the patron saint of Spain matey. However you will find that each autonomo (same as our shires) has their own saint. All the way down to cities, towns and even villages having their own recognised saint. Our village it is the Virgen del Carmen (spelling is correct) whose day is celebrated every 16th July- what a street party that is! the whole village turns out to eat drink party set off huge firework displays for 3 to 4 days, depends which weekend is the nearer to the day to stretch it into a long weekend :D This year for instance 16th is a thursday, so everyone will take the friday off. The party starts at midnight on the 15th with some fireworks, then it is music -traditional for a couple of hours then modern for a couple of hours etc etc. This goes on 24 hours a day until the end of the weekend.

The Spanish know how to party {-) {-) {-)

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 06:14:50 PM »

Who was the guy that was cruel to a dragon then ? :((

That would be either Michael Heseltine or Sir Geoffrey Howe.  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 06:25:35 PM »

That would be either Michael Heseltine or Sir Geoffrey Howe.  ;)
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Hmmmm little bit of politics :lol:
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 06:29:01 PM »

Does TOWIE count as a tribe I wonder?

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 06:34:53 PM »

Does TOWIE count as a tribe I wonder?

Colin

Ah! Sir Joey - patron saint of shallow, orange people!
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2015, 06:37:39 PM »

Just get on with the P100s Dave - your productivity is suffering....

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 06:42:05 PM »

Just get on with the P100s Dave - your productivity is suffering....

Colin


You mean St David..... Patrol saint of all things full of blue smoke
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 07:51:20 PM »


You mean St David..... Patrol saint of all things full of blue smoke

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"Patrol" saint? Did you mean petrol? That makes blue smoke.
Remember! I just put the smoke in - it's the eejits who let it out (and it's grey, not blue).  :P

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2015, 09:52:57 PM »

So, we can't have a Bank Holiday in England for St George's Day  >:-o   <*<

But on Monday we get a Bank Holiday for Star Wars Day   %%

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2015, 07:07:47 AM »

Star Wars day is my birth date- its been very easy to remember since the movie in '77 %% I even have the T shirt with it on courtesy of my wife a couple of years back.

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2015, 09:36:19 AM »

Personally I think it should be a universal Saint .  St Atus  patron saint of Credit would be apt we use him at sometime  in our lives
 Tis in the Sacred  Scriptures of Terms and Conditions  where it sayeth  credit acording to St atus
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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2015, 02:14:05 PM »

St George? An imposter! St Edmund was England's original patron saint until ousted.

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Re: ST. GEORGES DAY
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2015, 10:13:17 PM »

Is it not enough to celebrate it as Shakespeare's birthday?
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