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    Celebrate St. George's Day

    Did you have a good St. Patrick's Day? I know I did, but what did you last St. George's Day? It's a day that many of us probably don't pay enough attention to, but we should; we should celebrate the day of our Patron Saint... especially if beer and festivities are involved.
    A nationwide campaign, led by Wells Bombardier [that'll be where the beer comes into play then - Steve], the British Tourist Authority and The Publican, has continued to gain momentum with an ever increasing number of licencees celebrating St. George's Day Weekend in style!

    Greater numbers every year get involved...
    There's a campaign that is growing in strength, which would see the day made a national holiday. Now who can argue with a day off?

    Discover the value of St. George, sign the petition and find out more about what's being done for the day.
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    Great, another excuse for lightweight amateurs to invade my watering holes of choice. As a rule I never go to the pub on New Year's Eve or St Patrick's day, guess I get to add St George's day to the list too now.

    I'm making a mental note to boycott Bombadier as well.

    Anyway, St. George was a Half-Turkish, Half-Palestinian Roman soldier, what has he got to do with Englishness exactly?

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    Selfish...?

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    what annoys me is loads of people who aren't even irish celibrate st patricks day . i have a beer every year for St George

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    Erm why are you saying how it was? its not till the 23rd? HELP>?

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    As I'm staring at an absolutely faboo painting of St. George & The Dragonne on the opposite wall of my office (by John Howe), and have been known to be more than casually fond of a quality pint now and again. . .well, sign me up.

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    Don't let Rave catch you celebrating Saint George's Day, he'll report you to the Guardians 'I know a Neo Nazi' hotline.*

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    I'm Irish and i fecking despise the nationalist bollox that accompanies St Paddies in Ireland, so i'd say the English would do better to take pride in not wallowing in jongoistic ****e.
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    St Who?

    Guinness goes on 2 for 1 on paddys day. That's the extent of what it means to me. I'd be happy for Bombardier to offer the same, if it wasn't so manky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart
    Don't let Rave catch you celebrating Saint George's Day, he'll report you to the Guardians 'I know a Neo Nazi' hotline.*

    * - And enter a free prize draw to win a beautiful new Seat Leon.
    Nail on the head there!
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    I like the way people cower behind a "holiday" as an excuse to drink beer in dubious quantities when the reality is in general, we drink alcohol in dubious quantities every weekend anyway.

    What a country we live in...

    I personally haven't bought the whole alcohol thing myself, and so I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day the way everyone else does. Theres just something about puking and / or waking up with a headache and an unstable feeling stomach that I'm just not comfortable with.

    I dare to go on and say I think like sex, alcohol is grossly overrated, bare in mind this only my point of view and so a flaming is not in order

    But yeah, if you want to celebrate whatever holiday it is, as long as doesn't harm anyone feel free.

    But it recently came to my attention that waving the cross of St. George could offend some minorities...I think thats nonsense, this is England, if you can't parade your own country's flag in your own country it does say a lot about the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEANFro Elite
    I personally haven't bought the whole alcohol thing myself, and so I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day the way everyone else does. Theres just something about puking and / or waking up with a headache and an unstable feeling stomach that I'm just not comfortable with.
    I've found that point about twice. Now I just make sure I stop a little before it (at least).

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    Quote Originally Posted by revol68
    I'm Irish and i fecking despise the nationalist bollox that accompanies St Paddies in Ireland, so i'd say the English would do better to take pride in not wallowing in jongoistic ****e.
    I think this is a good reason not to. The English don'y really need a day to bang on about their nationality and celebrate it, it's not really an English thing to do.

    When Gordon Brown tried to play the patriotic British card and get people to fly the Union Jack (which incidentally is 400 years old this year) in their gardens it was poo-pooed as trying to bring an American tradition in, us Brits just don't like flag waving, unless it's last night of the proms or the world cup!
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    Anyway, St. George was a Half-Turkish, Half-Palestinian Roman soldier, what has he got to do with Englishness exactly?
    That makes him an entirely suitable model in our multi-cultural society and the perfect retort to those who regard the cross of St George as an English facist symbol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart
    Don't let Rave catch you celebrating Saint George's Day, he'll report you to the Guardians 'I know a Neo Nazi' hotline.*

    * - And enter a free prize draw to win a beautiful new Seat Leon.
    It's a free country, help yourself. I however think that if there's a need for another public holiday to celebrate our national identity, it should be for something we actually should be proud of, like VE day for example, not for some ancient bloke who supposedly killed a creature that doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    It's a free country, help yourself. I however think that if there's a need for another public holiday to celebrate our national identity, it should be for something we actually should be proud of, like VE day for example, not for some ancient bloke who supposedly killed a creature that doesn't exist.
    I'll second that.

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