St George

Celebrating St George's Day in Catalonia

David Leigh | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

Although the legend of George and the Dragon is well known, there is strong evidence the man really existed. A Roman soldier who in 303AD was martyred for refusing to denounce his Christian faith, George was canonised in 494AD. Probably of Greek origin, he died in what is now Turkey with the dragon myth emerging later from Beirut.

Let England Celebrate Its National Day Too

Conor McGinn | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Conor McGinn

It's time the Government acted to end the unfairness that has seen workers in England short-changed for too long when it comes to Bank Holidays. So, this St George's Day, I echo the famous words used in the House of Commons many years ago, and say to the Prime Minister: speak for England, David, and give the English their national day off too!

Should We Be More Patriotic About Our Patron Saint's Day?

Penny Fordham | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Penny Fordham

Personally, I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe people should be proud of their country - both by birth and the one they choose to live in. For me, to celebrate St George's Day is not about conflict or competition, but about having pride in our 53,000,000+ strong community and the rich history of this place we call 'home'.

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

BEAT THE WEEK: Take Our News Quiz

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

The hot weather has raised everyone's temperature this week, what with Gywneth Paltrow wowing everyone in a revealing dress, Lelo releasing a super ex...

10 Fun Facts About St George

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

English people! And foreigners! How much do you really know about the most important George of all time (apart from Mr Michael, obvs)? We've uneart...

Paul Vale

Why Does St George's Day Have No Traction In England?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

How would you react if you saw a St George's Cross erected outside a house on your street? Would you be overcome with pride, apathy, or would you perh...

How Much Do You Know About St George?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

George, patron saint of England, lends his name to the country's flag and is celebrated every year (by some more than others). How much do you actu...

Why Did We Create the #StGeorge4All Initiative?

Julian Bond | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Julian Bond

This St George's Day we - 22 very different faith organisations, plus anti-racist groups - are reclaiming St George, plus people of different ethnicities and different religions (even the Welsh!). St George does not belong to extremists.

'Hijab Should Be As Welcome In England As Bangers And Mash'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

The hijab should be as welcome as "bangers and mash" in England, a coalition of religious groups and campaigners have said, in an appeal for unity to ...

Canyoning, The Azores, and a Glorious Descent Into Ignorance

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Walking along rivers and streams, rappelling, jumping and sliding to overcome natural obstacles, this is canyoning. In the Azores there are exceptional geo-morphological conditions for the practice of this sport.

St George's Day: Our Top 10 Favourite Georges

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Comedy

The patron saint of England (and Georgia, Egypt, Bulgaria, Aragon, Catalonia, Romania, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, ...

VOTE: And The New Patron Saint Of England Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Inspired by Greg Jenner's St George's Day blog post, we asked you to vote for a new patron saint of England - and you did. We realise, of course, t...

POLL: Who Should Be England's Patron Saint?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner has recently put forward a very decent case against St George being the patron saint of England. As he says, ol' Geor...