St. George's Day
April is St. Georges Day. St.
George is the Patron Saint of England however he wasn't English. It is believed
he was born in Cappadocia ( now Turkey) around the year 280 AD. Legend has it
that there lived a dragon in the bay of Beirut (near the town of Silene) which
terrorised the local population.
The king's daughter was finally chosen as a
sacrifice to the dragon at which point St. George rode up on his white steed,
dismounted and fought the dragon on foot. He finally dragged the dragon to the
town, using the princesses girdle, and slayed it in front of all the towns
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It also happens to be
Shakespeare's birthday so, in the words of the great bard
"And, most dear
actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to
utter sweet breath."
William Shakespeare, A midsummer nights dream