St George was a Roman soldier who protested the Romans torturing the Christians (he was a Christian) and died for his beliefs. There is a legend of St George slaying a dragon and saving a princess. St George is also the patron of scouting.
St George’s Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April but is not a public holiday. It is also not celebrated as much as St Patrick’s Day is. It used to be celebrated but the popularity waned after the Union of Scotland and England
Some traditions to celebrate St George’s Day are:
- A rose in one’s lapel.
- Fly or adorn St George’s flag
- Some pubs will have garlands with St George’s cross