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I’ve seen it mentioned loads on social media today- England and Rovers’ Instagram accounts posted, The Swan in Whalley even invited punters to come down to sing their heart out for St George later!

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6 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

Never been a back holiday, so ergo it’s never really got off the ground. Plus English/British identity was always very muddled (less so in recent years, but it’s still difficult to suddenly make a ‘day’ particularly matter to folk).

The government could easily make it a bank holiday.  USA, Australia Ireland etc get national holidays so why can't England 

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St Andrews day is in Scotland, so perfectly possible.

Problem you have is the date. If it’s a late Easter there’s already four bank holidays in just over a month at this time of year. Then we have just one between late May and Christmas.


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7 minutes ago, philipl said:

It is celebrated in Georgia where he was a local.

Total fluke he ended up patron saint of England.

But then we aren't a saintly lot by and large.

I thought he was Turkish. Or is that Father Christmas.

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12 minutes ago, JohnD said:

One thing is for certain and that is he has nothing to do with England or its history.

Same as Saint Patrick’s day….load of old bollox. 

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You know what you need to do George, Jon

‘Now I can’t make you do it. You got to look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes! Now I think you’re gonna see a guy who will go that inch with you. You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows, when it comes down to it, you’re gonna do the same for him!

That’s a team, gentleman!

And, either we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals.

That’s football guys.

That's all it is.

Now, what are you gonna do?’

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He was a Roman soldier of Greek heritage born in Cappadocia (which is modern day Turkey). That's a whole lot of things that aren't English. I'm also not religious so I don't give a monkeys about celebrating saint's days.

Before anyone asks tryna be clever, for me Easter is about chocolate eggs, and Christmas is about spending time with family and sharing gifts, booze, food and company. If St George's Day became a big thing and there were fun things for me to do during it, I could go along with that, but I'm also not arsed if it's not celebrated at all. Never actually been out on St Patrick's Day, just coincidence, but I'd take the excuse for a good time if I was out, whilst caring barely a jot that it's very much an Irish national celebration. They're all just days about dead people. Symbolism is overrated. Side note, as history isn't overrated, I believe England did have English patron saints before George: Edmund the Martyr and Edward the Confessor, who had also both been Kings. Edward being a particularly famous one you may recall from school (died 1066 if that helps).

Anyway! Shouldn't this be in the non-football forum?

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