Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday 23 April 2012

St George's Day - 23rd April

Happy St George's Day to all my English friends!

St George slaying the dragon - a carving from a single piece of wood, mounted on a wooden plinth, given to me years ago by an Indian moslem friend.
'Nationalism' may be a bad thing, but celebrating one's country in a joyful way is the very opposite. Within the UK, and around the world the Scots, Welsh and [Northern] Irish have always celebrated their Saints' Days, but the English don't do this so much - that's a pity in my view, so I'm doing my little bit to rectify this anomaly.

(NB/ I don't do an article like this every year, but this particular article first appeared in my blog on 23rd April 2004, so I think that after eight years I can be forgiven for 'recycling' it.)

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