Mel Myland and Tony Nicholson entertain shoppers in Doncaster with their puppet show telling the tale of St George and the Dragon
Mel Myland and Tony Nicholson entertain shoppers in Doncaster with their puppet show telling the tale of St George and the Dragon

Can you spot yourself in these Sheffield and Doncaster St George's Day celebrations?

April 23 is St George’s Day, dedicated to England’s patron saint.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 6:06 pm

Here are some pictures of recent past celebrations in Sheffield and Doncaster.

According to English Heritage, St George was probably a Roman officer, not a knight, who is thought to have been born in Cappodocia (now in Turkey) and to have died in Lydda, which was in the Roman province of Palestine, in AD 303. He was martyred for his Christian faith.

The legend of George slaying a dragon doesn’t appear until the 13th century.

Venice, Genoa, Portugal and Catalonia also celebrate St George and the day is both the birth date and death date of William Shakespeare.

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