St. Georges Day
Hilariously, the BBC reported that St. George's Day would be a national holiday within 2 to 3 years back in 2007 after interviewing some maniac. Good one. Want to sign the most recent government petition? It might not achieve much but gives you an opportunity to voice your opinion.
Did You Know?
Up until the 15th century, St. George's Day was celebrated to the same level of importance as Christmas day. By the 18th century the celebration had waned in importance and celebration.
Our Fox Hunter fancy dress costume is a little different and comes complete with bright red coloured jacket, collar with cravat, white trousers, hat and shoe covers. Outfit is available in two sizes.
This superb Adam Ant costume is a great opportunity to dress as both a prince and also one of England's most awesome song writers. Includes jacket, trousers, belt and shoe covers. Costume comes in two different sizes.
The Guardsman costume includes jacket, trousers, belt and hat. Everything you could possibly need to look the part for becoming one of the Queen's Guard.
Our unisex England wearable flag includes a one piece flag with sleeves. This one is a great option if you wish to show your patriotism without wearing a full costumes. The ladies seem to love wearing this one too!
The unisex England Morphsuit includes a one-piece white skin suit with red St. George's cross. Outfit is available in three different sizes.
St. George Costume
St. Georges Day Outfits
St.Georges Day Accessories
St. Georges Day Food
St. Georges Day Food
If you are looking to celebrate St. George's Day this year why not head over the the nearest carvery and have a decent roast dinner with some tasty roast beef, crispy roast potatoes and a crunchy Yorkshire pudding? It's a nice idea to support a local restaurant plus you won't have to do any washing up!
We've proceeded to have a good look for some of the finest English recipes by some of the finest English (British, Gordon Ramsay is Scottish, granted) chefs out there today. Here are our top three favourite English dishes to gobble down if you're cooking on St. George's Day.
Ploughmans salad by Gordon Ramsay is different and looks pretty tasty. The Easy Pork Pie recipe by Jamie Oliver should be fun to make. Finally, English fish and chips by Heston Blumenthal is a winner and should be tried at least once.
St. Georges Day Facts
If Saint George Patron Saint of England did exist, it appears he was probably born in what is now modern-day Turkey, to a Turkish father serving in the Roman army. A curious choice for a day of English heritage indeed!
I read that despite the fact that St. George has been the patron saint of England since something like the 14th century, only something like one in five people know that St. George's Day falls on 23 April.
I know that St. George's Day was officially set as 23rd April in 1222. Not bad for a Scotsman eh?
St. Georges Day Parade
All over the country each and every year there are St. George's Day parade festivities. Some of the biggest events include a St. George's Day parade in London, a St. George's Day parade in Manchester and a St. George's Day parade in West Bromwich, near Birmingham.
One of the biggest St. George's Day parades is the one held annually in Manchester.
The Manchester parade is said to include a plethora of beautifully decorated floats, musicians & walking parties in St Georges day costumes that "snake their way through the city centre in a celebration of the diversity of the Mancunian communities & culture". The Manchester event is always free to attend and has developed into one of the largest St. George's Day parade in the country and is said to attract thousands of visitors.
Why not find out if you have an event that is being held near you. If there isn't a St. George's Day parade nearby, organise one. Be proud of your heritage, be proud to be English. Be a proud party organiser! You can always get all your St. George's Day party supplies from us.
Remember, if you find yourself with nothing to do come the end of April, consider heading to a St. George's Day parade.
Get on a costume or paint your face! Decorate your house with bunting, bake a cake with a red and white cross, wear something red and white. The ideas to get involved are endless and being part of a parade will be fun and maybe, just maybe enough to be step close to having that elusive bank holiday. St. Andrew's Day is a national holiday in Scotland and St. Patrick' Day is also a national holiday in Ireland, why not England?