St Georges Day

'What Is England?' Asked St. George

Daniel Singleton | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

It's one of those amusing quirks of history that we have a national patron saint who never visited England, would not have spoken the language of these isles at that time and probably could not even name this little island - which was not to be known as England until another 500 years after his death.

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.

People Are Celebrating St George's Day By Taking The Piss Out Of England

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK

Ah, St George's Day. The one day a year when the English feel even more uncertain about whether it's OK to be #ProudToBeEnglish. just clicked on the ...

23 Fascinating Facts for St George's Day

Katie Rowe | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Katie Rowe

We're not usually the type to boast. England is where the show simply goes on, come rain or shine. Just think of all those bodies dancing in the mud at Glastonbury or the theatregoers in their transparent rain ponchos gasping at the last scenes of an outdoor performance of Othello.

Prove Just How Much You Know About England With This St George's Day Quiz

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

St George's Day is celebrated on April 23 to commemorate the patron saint of England. The date is traditionally accepted as the anniversary of St Geor...

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!

St George and the Scots Rugby Shirt

James Christie | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

Picture the scene: Portsmouth's Spinnaker and the Keppel's Head Hotel across the harbour from Gosport and its ferry. Five fine and happy Englishmen wi...

Ukip Lays Down Stricts Terms For St George To Migrate To Britain

PA | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK

St George would have been welcomed to Britain because of his skills as a dragon-slayer, Ukip's Patrick O'Flynn has joked. The party's economic spok...

22 Problems Only English People Completely Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Comedy

We can think of no finer way to celebrate England, our England, than to think about what's wrong. And to think about the weather. And to think about w...

The English; Do We Have an Identity?

Jake Mills | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

People search their family trees looking for a tenuous connection to a long forgotten Irish heritage. A great grandfather's, friend's dog - born in Ireland and providing the licence to enjoy a guilt free Guinness.

EDL Error: Men Chucked Out Of Pub For St George's Day Outfits

The Huffington Post UK/Agencies | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

A group of friends were left slightly surprised after they refused service at a pub because they were wearing England flag t-shirts - and staff feared...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week David Moyes lost his job, Ukip unveiled its new poster campaign and, most importantly of all, David Cameron was stung by a jellyfish. ...

Know Thy Neighbour

Meredith Berman | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

A huge Happy St. George's Day to everyone who loves their country. Or not. England has been branded as the least patriotic country in the world. Apparently only one in three English citizens or residents even know the holiday exists - with 40% unsure of why St. George is their patron saint to begin with...

What Shakespeare and Farage Have in Common

Bonnie Greer | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

So what if his 'loss of control' UKIP EU 2014 election posters offend some people? He'snot talking to them/me anyway. Like Shakespeare, Farage knows his audience. Meanwhile, Cameron, Miliband and Clegg have paid for guys from abroad to help them.

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'.

10 Reasons To Be Patriotic On St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

The Queen, fish and chips, cups of tea and Stephen Fry. Great reasons to be proud of being British. But is that really all we've got. Actually, the...

10 Reasons Not To Be Patriotic On St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Bring out the bunting. There's lots to celebrate on St George's Day, we have the world's most expensive capital city, air we can barely breathe, soari...

WATCH: The Most English Poem Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Comedy

We give Rudyard Kipling's classic poem a modern-day - and English - slant. (Created by David Schneider, Very British Problems and Handface) SEE ...

12 Reasons Why England Is Great

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

Being based in little ol' England, we thought it was only right to make a contribution to English Tourism Week. So here it is: 12 extremely good reaso...

Brits 'Get Nervous' About Celebrating St George's Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The organiser of a cultural English festival has said people "get nervous" about celebrating St George's Day, despite most being happy to mark other d...

Funny Tweets Of The Week - Starring Luis Suarez, JLS And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Comedy

It was, we think you'll agree, a week to sink your teeth into. In sport, the headlines were dominated by Luis Suarez, the London Marathon and Luis ...

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...

'Thou Mis-Shapen Dick!' 20 Great Shakespearean Insults

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

SEE ALSO: 45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare April 23rd isn't just St George's Day, of course. It's also the date of William Shakespeare's b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'You've Got To Spend Money'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 23 April 2013... 1) 'YOU'VE GOT TO SPEND MONEY' Ahead of this Thursday's potentially dire GDP figures...

St George's Day Quotes To Inspire The English

Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

As the English take a moment to celebrate (or completely ignore) their national day, here's 11 quotes from rather famous people to inspire a nation. ...