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What’s up, George?

St George's day celebrations in Luton : Morris...

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Whether you’re in the UK or here in BCN, the fact that St. George’s Day / St. Jordi falls  on a Saturday this year puts a bit of a damper on the festivities, but no matter, we must close our eyes and think of England, etc., etc.

Certainly, the campaign to make April 23 a real Bank Holiday in England doesn’t seem put off by the fact that most people won’t be working anyway.

You may not be working on Saturday 23 April, but if you are please book the day off work and join thousands of others who want to make St. George’s Day a national holiday. It will be a great weekend to celebrate England’s national day. […] Everything from football to fish & chips, and cricket to curry could be celebrated on our national day. Help us persuade the government to give England a bank holiday on St Georges Day. Book the day off work on Saturday 23 April, 2011. If we all take a holiday on the same day it will send a powerful message to those in charge.

from St. George’s Holiday.com

Elsewhere, the Enjoy England website has a long list of things to do, places to go and ideas for everyone, as well as lots and lots of pretty pictures, which is always a plus.

Of course, there are many other sites you can visit for ideas and information on St. George’s Day (“You know how to Google, don’t you? You just put your fingers together – and type.”) but we liked this offering from the Altius Directory, where they have a page of party ideas. In the food and drinks section, we find:

St Georges Day Party Food Ideas

Serve up good ol’ English food like:

* Bangers and mash

* Pie and mash

* Pork pies

* Sausage rolls

* Fish and chips (eaten out of newspaper) – nice detail!

* Chicken in a basket

Deserts (sic) could be

* Apple pie and custard

* Scones with jam

* Cake in the form of a dragon or the England flag.

Whoever and wherever you are, enjoy the weekend and celebrate whatever you want!

Strange Random St. George Quote:

“It is the eve of St. George’s Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?” – Bram Stoker

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