St George’s Day – or is it?

I have always known 23rd April to be the day we English celebrate St George, our patron saint (though I personally think we should acknowledge St Edmund  the Martyr as he was at least English and once held that honour). Maybe instead of raising the red cross  of St George  instead we ought to be raising the White Dragon flag on November 20th!

According to church rules, no feast days are allowed to be marked during Easter week. If a saint’s day does end up falling during this period, it is “transferred” to the Monday after the Second Sunday of Easter.

Well I never knew that!

Native wild flowers on St Gerorge's Day

Here is my tribute to the English saint with some very English wild flowers found growing today on Trencrom Hill. A walk around the base of the hill led to the discovery of several large colonies of beautiful wood anemones (header), white with a hint of pink and gorgeous purply foliage. Now I haven’t seen those before either!



  1. susurrus says:

    This is a lovely tribute. I can imagine why you were tempted!

  2. Chloris says:

    I’ve always been a bit baffled as to why St.George should be our patron saint, he was Greek.

    1. Heyjude says:

      And apparently never came to England! I think it is something to do with the Crusades.

  3. Chloris says:

    Sorry, I’ve not finished, I love the pink flushed anemones. I saw blue ones in a wood on the Helford river years ago. I love your mosaic too. Spring wild flowers are a joy.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The anemones are a delight. Starting to go over now though. Blue ones would be lovely to see.

  4. simonjkyte says:

    Also this year’s Easter should have been 28 days earlier

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