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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
St. Georges's Day,
St GeorgeThe National Day of EnglandSt George

When is St. George's Day?

St George's Day is on 23 April.

St George's Day is celebrated in England on 23 April, in honour of St George, the patron saint of England.

What does the flag of St George look like?

St George's Flag
This is the flag of St George is also the flag of England

Who was St St George?

A story dating back to the 6th century tells that St George rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon. The Saint's name was shouted as a battle cry by English knights who fought beneath the red-cross banner of St George during the Hundred Years War (1338-1453).

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What is the national emblems of England?

roseThe national emblem and national flower of England is a red rose

The flower has been adopted as England’s emblem since the time of the Wars of the Roses - civil wars (1455-1485) between the royal house of Lancaster (whose emblem was a red rose) and the royal house of York (whose emblem was a white rose).

What is England's National Dress?

England does not have a national dress.

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She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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