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St Georges Day - 23rd April 2024

St Georges Day - 23rd April 2024

On the 23 April, Saint George's Day is celebrated. This the feast day of England's patron saint &is celebrated by Christian churches, countries, and regions of which he is the patron saint.

Saint George's Day is the traditionally accepted date of the saint's death in the Diocletianic Persecution. This is also the assumed birth & death dates of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. 

According to wikipedia, Saint George, a Christian martyr who a saint in Christianity was a soldier in the Roman army with Greek origin, he became a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian. St George was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

He is mostly known as Saint George and the Dragon that he fought in Silene in Libya. His remains are beleived to be at The Church of Saint George in Lod (Lydda), Israel.