Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy St. George's Day

Happy St. George's Day to you all. I'm sure you went to the parade.

For those Americans reading this, St. George is the patron saint of England. And, boy, do they really celebrate! (He's the one who chased all the snakes out of England. Like that Irish guy who killed the dragon.)

Anyway, St. George's Day is quite a bit like our Independence Day, only much different.


  1. I did parade, thank you. I did celebrate too. That Irish guy, Fionn mac Cumhaill, he's obviously let you have a taste of the Salmon of Knowledge. There is no end to the things that you know.

  2. Irony, right?

    No parade, not that I knew of anyway, no public holiday, St George's day goes largely unnoticed and ignored.

  3. The Salmon of Knowledge. Something else I must learn about. There's always something. :)

    Yes, satire. Biting satire. There's no reason you can't close shops and be festive. Even if people don't know about him, it is still a good excuse to take time off and celebrate. Kill a few dragons. Whatever.

  4. On Sunday they had a large St George's Day parade where I live. All the Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Cubs were out in force, parading down the sea front, with flags flying, to the band stand, and the band began to play....

  5. My study of religion and how it affected sexuality and and gender roles has left me with a completely different feel for the old St. George myths than most people have.

    There's a whole lot of sexual repression in them thar myths.

  6. @A. - I think you are making that up. :)

    @The Mother - Zowie! Now you have my attention! Soooo... where do I get these books to study? So you think old Georgie was all pent up? Is there a dragon-lady in this story somewhere? :)



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