jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

23RD APRIL - ST. GEORGE'S DAY

Today is St George’s Day. This is a special one for people in many different countries.


St. George’s Day is on 23 April. It is England’s national day. 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. By tradition, 23 April is the day for a red rose in the button hole, the national flower. 


There are two versions of the legend at this juncture: the first one involves people getting tired of no member of the royal family being sent and therefore decide that the princess should be sent to the Dragon; while the second version says that one day a princess was chosen by drawing lots to accompany the lamb. Anyway, on the way to the cave of the dragon, the princess found a gentleman or knight of the name George and he slew the dragon by stabbing his sword into it and rescued her. From the blood that flowed from the body of the monster was born a red rose which the gentleman handed to the princess.
 

The king offered the gentleman all the riches imaginable but he preferred that the riches be allocated to the inhabitants of the kingdom. In addition, a church was built in his name, from which flowed miraculous water that was able to heal the sick.
        

I have chosen three videos about the legend (there are many versions) from the Internet. We (my students and I) have watched two of them and they loved at all. Just click the pictures and enjoy as much as they have. Regards, Christopher. 

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