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St. George's Day

St. George

St. George’s Day celebrates St. George, a Christian soldier in the Roman army who, according to legends slayed a dragon and helped to tend to sick and injured people. St. George is the patron saint of several countries and many cities. He also has churches all around the world dedicated to him. Celebrations of his feast day are widespread, sometimes celebrated in an entire country and sometimes celebrated by one specific congregation. The most enthusiastic celebrations take place in England and in Spanish cities that consider Saint George their patron saint. Celebrations of this holiday may move around in some places due to its proximity to Easter. If Easter falls close to this date, St. George’s Day will be celebrated at a different time.