St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George’s emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and other Christian armies and brought to England in the 12th century. The king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle. However he did not become the patron saint of England until 1348.
The Legend tells how George killed a dragon which was terrorising the land and had killed and eaten all other knights sent to slay it. George however, killed the dragon,and rescued a princess. However it could also refer to the English cross defeating the red Welsh dragon in the deciding battle of the battles with the Welsh in the 14th century.
So this afternoon we went into town to take part of celebrations. We saw quite a funny show about St. George and the Dragon. And later there was a competition for the best dragon. The Children could do lots of craft activities.
And later at home we made some English flags and Lil Mermaid coloured in some Morris Dancers that I had printed out from the net. We cut them out and glued them onto the rainbow she had made last week.
So, Happy St. George`s Day!
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