St Georges Day

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 20.05.2013 | 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 23.04.2013 | UK Comedy

April 23rd, isn't just St George's Day, of course. It's also the date of William Shakespeare's birthday - and the date he died. And what's more...

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. ...

Paul Vale

Why Does St George's Day Have No Traction In England? | 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 23.04.2013 | 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...

A Multicultural Saint

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

This picture of St George is clearly not as simple and straightforward as far-right groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) and its offshoots would like to make out when they march up and down waving the Cross of St George.

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.

LOOK: 15 Terrible St George's Fancy Dress Costumes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

St George's Day is traditionally celebrated in the pub, with punters dressed in a plethora of England flags, decked in red wigs or donning chain mail ...

Michael Rundle

Burning Desire: The 9 Best Dragons In Video Game History | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

What is it about dragons that makes them such an enduring presence in myth and legend - including tales of various patron saints? Perhaps it's simp...

'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 ...

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...

St George's Day Google Doodle

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Tech

St George may not have even been English, and the dragon may not have existed either, but that's no reason not to celebrate St George's day Google Doo...

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...

A New English Politics is Emerging - But Which Party Will Harness it?

Mark Wallace | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Wallace

Devolution affected the politics of the United Kingdom's four constituent nations in fundamental ways. Most obviously, the SNP were given - and seize...