Thursday, 4 April 2013

St George and the dragon

St George is the patron saint of England and is remembered on the 23rd April each year – St George’s Day.

The legend of St George is more than one thousand years old and tells the tale of how St George rescued a maiden from a fearsome fire eating dragon.

A dragon made its nest by a fresh water spring near the town of Silene in Libya. When water was collected by the townsfolk, sheep were offered to the dragon as a distraction. 

When there were no more sheep, a maiden was selected from Silene by the drawing of lots. The princess was selected, but as she came to the dragon, St George from the crusades, slayed the dragon protecting himself with the sign of the cross.

“Cry God for Harry, England and St George” – William Shakespeare

We have some great crusader costumes and red and white clothing to make your St George’s Day special. 

For your St George’s Day celebrations and festivals, call us on 01908 372504

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