Wednesday, 23 April 2014

St George's Day

 St George's Day banner
Happy Saint George's Day. That forgotten English day. So I thought I'd put together a treasury with a hint of George and the Dragon about it. But firstly did you know that St George was actually born in Turkey in the 3rd Century. A devout Christian who became a Roman soldier. He was made the patron saint of England around 1415. Of course the famous legend of him slaying the dragon is mere fairytale but it is all an important part of our culture and I always like to see it being celebrated. 
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<a href=Ere-Be-Dragons Wallpaper £60// Colour in tote bag £9.75 // Dinosaur who wants to be a dragon print £25 // Castle cushion £15.50dragon things to buy
Dragon cape £32 // Knight's Castle print £22 // England cushion £115 // Dragon toy £22
buy knights and dragon wares Dragon moneybox £22 // Little Knight bunting £20 // Knight rattle £14 // Made in England mug £13buy dragon tea towel
Knights and Dragons wooden letters £1.20 each //  I'd rather be slaying dragons tea towel £9.50 


In the north we are really going for it in lovely Lytham with their annual event and a St George's Day parade. My Uncle lives here so I hope he sees it. 

In Yorkshire there is Dragon Fighting at Bolsover Castle this weekend. 

In the south this weekend you could go to the wonderful St George celebrations at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire - jousting, falconry and a dragon battle. 

Dover Castle also has an event, all sort of Medieval fun and dragon slaying. 

Ironbridge in Shropshire has a St Georges Day event happening today! 

So we do celebrate it after all. If you would like some other lovely ways to celebrate from Mummers Plays, Morris Dancing and dragon hunting have a look here for some ideas.

Listen out for any local church bells ringing tonight for our Saint George. 

21 comments:

Claire Toplis said...

HAPPY St Georges day . I am Scottish and half English and half Cornish

Emily Shepperson said...

Happy St George's Day. I do love that dragon money box.

Kerry Louise said...

Happy st Georges day! I love the bunting! x

Mums do travel said...

Happy St George's Day. There was also a feast to celebrate St George in London's Trafalgar Square on Monday.

Anna J said...

I love the dinosaur who wants to be a dragon print- so lovely! x

You Baby Me Mummy said...

What a great round up and some great things on the list x

Michelle Ordever said...

I do wish we'd celebrate St. George's Day here in England, like St. Patrick's Day gets celebrated! A nice round up! x

mummyoftwo said...

Some lovely items there. I do wish we celebrated St Georges Day more!

pinkoddy said...

Some lovely things - Happy St George's Day.

Damson Lane said...

What a lovely selection for St George's Day. I love the dragon cape, I am now trying very hard to make sure I don't buy it on impulse!

Healthier Mummy said...

A great choice to celebrate St George's Day. I'm loving the stuffed dragon - he's a cutie. It's a shame that we don't go bigger on our celebrations, you're right.

Clare Goldthorp Rudd said...

Happy St Georges Day to you!!

Nayna Kanabar said...

Happy St Georges day to you too. I love the cuddly dragon its cute.

Eileen Teo said...

Happy St Georges day! Amazing collections you got!

Sarah Bailey said...

Happy St George's Day! Its a shame we don't celebrate it more. x

The Go To Mum said...

Happy St George's Day it is such a shame we don't celebrate in the same fashion that everyone does for St Paddy's day.

lisa prince said...

to be honest i dont think i have ever celebrated st georges day, x

abigail said...

I love reenactment type days, and these sounds awesome! I love watching falconry too! I might have a look and see if any days like this are happening near me!

Anna said...

I have to admit I didn't know it was st George's day yesterday until about half way through the day! I do think we could do a bit more as a country to celebrate and mark the occasion?

Kara said...

I adore the dragon's outfit.....I do think St Georges day should be something we celebrate annually

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

I really think we should celebrate St Georges day more as a country! I love the England cushion - it's really unusual!

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