St Georges day

Old Apr 23rd 2013, 12:52 am
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Well what should we do to celebrate St Georges day over here? I wore a jaunty green hat on St Paddys day (not Irish)
no doubt the pubs will have had the odd haggis for Burns night (not Scottish) and I've eaten leeks for St Davids day (not Welsh either )

what to do to celebrate my own patron saint????

Do I enshrine my decks with the flag of saint George for my neighbours benefit, drink gallons of beer and sing Land of hope and Glory at the top of my lungs??

Or do I do what we normally do in England - close the doors and ignore it!!
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Old Apr 23rd 2013, 12:57 am
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What did you do in Devon and Liverpool to celebrate Canada Day?

Do the same to celebrate St George's Day in Canada.
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Old Apr 23rd 2013, 12:58 am
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It has little or no significance in Canada but perhaps you can begin a trend.
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What did you do in Devon and Liverpool to celebrate Canada Day?

Do the same to celebrate St George's Day in Canada.
Well the citizenship judge told us not to forget our cukture and where we came from, so perhaps we should celebrate.
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Well the citizenship judge told us not to forget our cukture and where we came from, so perhaps we should celebrate.
Sod it, I'm going to celebrate! I'm gonna get pished in the local and start a fight!
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What did you do in Devon and Liverpool to celebrate Canada Day?

Do the same to celebrate St George's Day in Canada.
I told you, for shame we generally do nothing
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Sod it, I'm going to celebrate! I'm gonna get pished in the local and start a fight!
I'm with you.

Mind you that's what the locals do anyway, oh maybe i'll wear a red rose so they know. I'm English.
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Few here have a clue about St George's day and many probably think the English flag is the Red Cross flag.

One exception is Newfoundland where St. George's day is a paid provincial holiday for government employees.
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Where we are, in Britain, it's generally considered the chav flag and marks out the places to be avoided!
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Originally Posted by Auld Yin View Post
It has little or no significance in Canada but perhaps you can begin a trend.
It is, however, a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, where it is usually observed on the Monday nearest April 23rd.
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Sod it, I'm going to celebrate! I'm gonna get pished in the local and start a fight!
all you need now is a kebab shop and it will be just like home
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It is, however, a provincial holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, where it is usually observed on the Monday nearest April 23rd.
Only Provincial Govt and municipal employees get the holiday. For us workers it's a normal day.
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There again if you want to be PC and sensitive to other cultures you might refrain from flying the St Georges flag as it tends to offend certain groups.
I tend not to celebrate it like most others.
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Good OpEd in the Telegraph (for those that can access it):

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/ed...-to-sell-beer/

He suggests that 15 June "Magna Carta Day" would be a far better national day.
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There again if you want to be PC and sensitive to other cultures you might refrain from flying the St Georges flag as it tends to offend certain groups.
It does ? - F**K 'em !
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