Saunders 1865 Team Recommendation: Join the revellers in Trafalgar Square this Saturday to celebrate St George’s Day for FREE!
The Welsh have had St David’s Day, the Irish St Patrick’s, so finally it’s OUR (English’s) turn this coming Tuesday with St George’s Day.
St George is the patron saint of England and is commonly celebrated on 23 April. In recent years, it’s popularity has grown and in 2001, an e-petition was launched to make it a public holiday. Over 100,000 signatures were obtained but unfortunately the decision was overturned in the House of Commons.
Today, St George’s Day can be seen to be celebrated with anything from a street party with traditional Morris dancing or a Punch and Judy show. It is customary to wear a red rose or adorn the St George’s flag in some way. Pubs and bars in particular will be decorated in bunting or garlands of the St George’s cross.
If you want to get involved this weekend, then head to Trafalgar Square this Saturday for a day of FREE festivities hosted by London mayor, Boris Johnson. At this year’s family friendly event, there will be food stalls as well as cookery demonstrations from well-renowned chefs including Andy Bates, Rachel Davies and chocolatier Paul A Young. There will also be live music, jesters and traditional games. The event will also put on a marquee with craft, storytelling and special drawing classes for the kids.
Don’t forget to look out for the 5-metre-high dragon!
The closest stations to Trafalgar Square are: Charing Cross (Bakerloo/Northern line), Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern line) and Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo/Piccadilly line). Check TFL for more details on how to plan your journey!
HAPPY ST GEORGE’s DAY FOR TUESDAY!
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