Tuesday 23 April 2013

George and the Dragon

Today was Saint George's Day, the day of the patron saint of England. I was reminded that it was today thanks to the Google Doodle, a nice little pseudo-medieval manuscript looking doodle, which I have uploaded here. I did nothing to celebrate it today, just like pretty much most English people. No other national day has ever been so nationally ignored. As I work now I did not go to the pub to have an English beer named after the saint, the dragon, or both. This is all of what's left of Saint George, in a way: pubs' names (there is one here named George & Dragon) and beers. Incidentally, it is also the anniversary of Shakespeare's death. A very English day indeed. I have decided, to commemorate it, to upload a video from YouTube, a reading of a version of the story, aimed at children, very naive and full of charm. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.


Mantan Calaveras said...

I had no idea there was a St. George's day!

Hhm... sounds like a missed opportunity for us yanks to turn this into another American drinking holiday.

We can eat bubble and squeak and drink Gin.

Yeah... this sounds like a GREAT idea...

Guillaume said...

It could be a drinking holiday here, sadly they barely notice it.