It always seems to get missed each year. St George’s Day goes by with rarely a word. There isn’t the exuberant celebration across the country of England like there is for St Patrick’s Day in Ireland.
It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Feast of St George’, but who exactly was, St George?
He was a soldier of Greek origin, who served under the Roman Emperor Diocletian who held office in the period 284AD to 305AD. As a member of the Prætorian Guard, he was part of an elite unit who formed the personal bodyguard to the Emperor. As one of the most heralded saints of Christianity, he is the Patron Saint of England and celebrated in the story of St George and the dragon.
So raise a glass today for Her Majesty, England and St George.