Questions to answer in groups Who was Saint George? Can you tell the legend? How does England celebrate Saint George’s Day? How is the English flag? What does it mean? Who is the famous Englishman who was born and died on April 23rd? And what famous Spanish writer died the same day as well? What day is the 23rd of April?
Who is Saint George? Saint George is the patron saint of England. His emblem is the flag of England. He was born during the III Century A.D. (After Christ Death) in the old Capadocia (nowadays is Turkey). He was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Roman’s torture of the Christians and died for his beliefs. In the 12th century the emblem was on the soldiers tunic to avoid confusion in battle.
Can you tell the legend? There is a dragon who terrorizes a town. The people in town do a raffle and the King’s daughter, a young princess, is offered to the dragon. When George hears about this he rides into the village. George kills the dragon and rescues the princess.
How does England celebrate Saint George’s Day? On the Sunday nearest to 23rd of April, scouts and guides throughout England parade through high streets and attend a special St Georges Day service at their local church. By tradition is the day for a red rose in the button hole, the national flower. It is not as celebrated as St Patrick’s day. For most people in England St Georges Day is just another ordinary working day. In fact, more than a quarter of people living in England do not even know who their patron saint is!
How is the English flag?What does it mean?The flag has got a redcross of a martyr in themiddle on a whitebackground.The colours mean:White: peace and honestyRed: hardiness, bravery,strength and valour.
Who is the famous Englishman who was born and died on April 23rd? And what famous Spanish writer died the same day as well? Shakespeare was born on 23rd of April 1564 and he died on the same day in 1616. Miguel de Cervantes died on the 23rd of April. That is why we commemorate his death.William Shakespeare Miguel de Cervantes
What day is the 23rd of April? It’s Saint George’s Day. In 1923 a writer from Valencia, Vicens Clavell, chooses this day to give a book in Saint George’s Day because Cervantes and Shakespeare dead that day. In 1995 Unesco chooses that day to become the International Day of the Book. This is to promote reading, publishing and copyright. A Golf cup is celebrated during that day.