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Happy Saint George’s Day.

Posted by Big John on April 23, 2007

flag-e-ani.gifDuring the World Cup football competition last summer the cross of Saint George was to be seen everywhere; so how come when his own special day comes around it’s so hard to find one ?

The Scots, the Welsh and the Irish all celebrate their saints’ days. Blimey ! Half the country seems to turn green on Saint Paddy’s day, but few seem to care for poor old Georgie.

Perhaps it’s because he was likely to have been a bloody foreigner from the fourth century AD (Oops ! Sorry, ‘CE’) when there was no such place as England: or perhaps it’s just because the money grabbing supermarket chains have not yet come up with a marketing strategy to create another Halloween or Saint Valentine’s Day.

I believe that you can now buy St. George’s Day greetings cards, so I suppose all the other crap will soon follow, and as George is believed to have been a Roman soldier born in Turkey you can expect kebabs on little lances and hot cross pitta bread to feature in the festive fayre; alongside dragon’s breath spicy sauce and martyrs’ barbecued ribs. All to be washed down with a few bottles of…  THIS !

…    Slaying dragons must have been thirsty work.

2 Responses to “Happy Saint George’s Day.”

  1. Betty said

    I’ll drink to that! lol

  2. Pimme said

    As long as they can still wave the Confederate flag around here like it’s the Civil War, I guess you peeps over there can have your fun as well!

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