St Georges Day

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. ...

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 23.04.2014 | 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...

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...