St George's Day: Quotes, Message and Funny Verses Poems
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Sadly the Government doesn’t deem St George to be important enough for his celebration to merit a bank holiday. Still, that won’t stop us from having a right old knees-up – literally if you’re a morris dancer.

Here are some quotes, messages, and wishes to get you going…

St George's Day Wishes

1). Today is the day of celebrations and engaging in feast…. Let us take pride in calling ourselves Englishmen who always stood by their beliefs….. Wishing you a very St. George’s Day!!!

2). Let us celebrate the Monday of Bright Week with utmost enthusiasm and fun and remember St. George….. Sending my love and wishes to you on the occasion of St. George’s Day.

3). Let us take inspiration from St. George and imbibe the goodness he had in him…. Let us all remember him and celebrate this day in his honour…. Happy St. George’s Day.

4). He is always there with us, blessing us, guiding us and showering his love on us….Let us thank him and pray to him for all this love….. Best wishes on St. George’s Day to you.

St George's Day: Quotes, Message and Funny Verses Poems
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5). An inspirational Roman soldier who lost his head as he denied ditching his Christian beliefs is someone who would always motivate us for following our faith for all our heart and soul…. Warm wishes to you on St. George’s Day.

6). We have known this Saint as a wandered who roamed in the countryside of England…. Who left his home, who meet new faces, who made new friends….. We know him as the man of conduct…. Let us follow his footsteps…. Wishing you a very Happy St. George’s Day.

7). George’s Day is not only a day to enjoy the feast and the celebrations but it is also the day to remember the Roman solider who chose death over ditching his faith on Christianity…. Sending warm greetings to you and your loved ones on St. George’s Day.

8). We know him as a soldier, we know him as a symbol for English bravery and chivalry, we know him as inspiration….. Let us remember and take inspiration from St. George’s on this occasion…. Warm wishes to you on St. George’s Day.

9). On this day, remember that you are an Englishman. Be proud on yourself and on the sacrifices made by Him. Wishing you and your family a Happy St. George’s Day 2018.

10). Today is the day to remember that we are all Englishmen and we are proud to be born as one. Let us remember St. George and celebrate this day with happiness. Happy St. George’s Day.

11). May the goodness of St. George inspire us to be a wonderful man like him. Let us seek his blessing for our family and country. Wishing you and your family a Happy St. George’s Day.

12). On the auspicious occasion of St. George’s Day, we can feel his blessings in the breeze. Let us all bow to pray to him for his love and care. Warm wishes to you on St. George’s Day 2018.

13). I pray to God to guide your life with the spirit of chivalry. I pray Him to give you strength to fight the wrong and be courageous. Wishing you a Happy St. George’s Day. May God bless us all.

14). On St. George’s Day, let us all promise to become wonderful souls like Him who fought for the right and stood against the wrong. Warm wishes to you and your family on St. George’s Day.

15). Today is the day to be proud of being an Englishman. Let us be happy to be born with English blood. Let us be happy to be born in the nation of St. George’s Day. Happy St. George’s Day to you.

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St George’s Day Quotes

"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." – William Shakespeare

"There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England." – Winston Churchill

"Saint George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon he drank a pint of English ale out of an English flagon." – Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Advance our standards, set upon our foes / Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George / Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!" – William Shakespeare

"The English nation is never so great as in adversity." – Benjamin Disraeli

St Georges Day Greeting Card Messages

St George's Day: Quotes, Message and Funny Verses Poems
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“Let us pray Him to show us the path of righteousness…. Happy St. George’s Day to you!!”

“Make St. George’s Day more meaningful by promising to become a good soul.”

“Remembering and honoring the Patron Saint of England is the best way to celebrate St. George’s Day.”

St George's Day Verses Poems

#1. 'I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,

Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:

Follow your spirit; and, upon this charge

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!'.

St George's Day: Quotes, Message and Funny Verses Poems
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#2. 'I am King George, the noble champion bold,

And with my trusty sword I won ten thousand pounds in gold.

It was I that fought the fiery Dragon, and brought him to the slaughter,

And by these means I won the king of Egypt's daughter

Baris conquered Ascapart, and after slew the boare,

And then he crossed the seas beyond to combat with the Moore.

Sir Isenbras and Eglamore, they were knights most bold,

And good Sir John Mandeville of travel much hath told.

There were many English knights that Pagans did convert,

But St. George, St. George, pluckt out the Dragon's heart!

St. George he was for England; St. Dennis was for France,

Sing: Honi soit qui mal y pense!'

#3.'A Roman soldier, lost his head,

For not ditching his Christian beliefs, it is said.

Though, legend sounds better, when a man called George

Went out one day, with his trusty sword.

He wandered from home, far and wide,

Across the English countryside;

Meeting people, and making new friends,

His gentlemanly conduct, knew no ends.

One day, he met a lady, … heavily laden,

In the form of a buxom maiden.

He could see that she was in distress,

And, on her journey, she could not progress.

He questioned her, and asked her why,

She shed a tear from her beautiful eye.

She explained, her route was blocked, ahead,

A dragon had decided to make it’s bed.

George stood her aside, and drew his blade,

Retraced the footsteps, that she’d made.

Ahead, he encountered a scaley giant,

With nostrils flared, it stood defiant.

Green and purple, it was ten feet tall,

Blocking the pass, from wall to wall;

George shouted his order for the dragon to scram,

But it just raised it’s head, and looked at the man.

It rose to full height, and gave a great roar,

Displaying anger, like George had never seen before;

From it’s nostrils, came a ball of orange flame,

Smoke surrounding the dragon, and George the same.

He was far too short, for this mammoth task,

Unless he got higher, this was too much to ask.

After searching a field, he found a white horse,

And thought, “This will give me extra height, of course”.

He rode to the dragon, right up to it’s lair,

And saw that it was still laying there.

This time, with his sword, he reached the dragon’s eye,

And with one plunge, he left the creature to die.

Blinded and hurt, by the man’s assault,

The dragon’s life had been cut short.

It roared, and then fell to the ground,

Then, there was silence, all around.

He offered his hand, to the maiden, fair,

Said she was now free to go anywhere.

With the knowledge, that the dragon was dead,

Folk knew they were safe, when they went to bed.

George’s reputation spread, far and wide,

The population, were all on his side;

And that’s the reason, that people say,

23rd of April, is St. George’s Day.'

10 Fantastic Facts about St George's Day:

1. St George’s Day takes place on 23 April, which is traditionally accepted as being the date of his death in AD 303.

2. St George was beheaded for resigning his military post and protesting against his pagan leader, the Emperor Diocletian (245-313 AD), who led Rome’s persecution of Christians.

3. The Emperor’s wife was so inspired by St George’s bravery and loyalty to his religion, that she too became a Christian and was subsequently executed for her faith.

4. Before the cult of St George was brought back from the Crusades, the top choice for England’s patron saint was Edmund the Martyr, one of the Whuffings, East Anglia’s ruling family. Edmund is also the patron saint of pandemics, torture victims, and wolves.

5. St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and on the Sunday nearest to 23 April scouts and guides throughout England parade through the streets.

6. His emblem, a red cross on a white background was adopted by Richard The Lionheart and brought to England in the 12th century, when the king’s soldiers would wear it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

7. Aside from England, other countries that celebrate St George’s Day include Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia.

8. Though celebrations are somewhat muted in modern times, Englishmen can still be seen to mark St George’s Day with quintessentially British traditions, such as Morris Dancing (as in the video above), eating fish and chips or watching a Punch and Judy puppet show.

9. The most famous legend of St George is of him slaying a dragon, with the dragon commonly used to represent the Devil in the Middle Ages. The slaying of the dragon by St George was first credited to him in the 12th century, long after his death and it is therefore likely that the many stories connected with St George’s name are fictitious.

10. The date of 23 April was also the date of the death of the English playwright William Shakespeare. UNESCO marked this historic date by declaring it the International Day of the Book and it is also traditionally when Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated.

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