Friday, 9 April 2010

St Georges Day Crafts - It's All Red & White!

St. George's Day - 23 April 2010

Whilst we're all still surrounded by Easter bunnies and remembering the relevance of Easter, St Georges Day is just around the corner.

St. George, who is the patron saint of England, had as his emblem the red cross on a white background. It is this emblem that was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart, which was brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers then wore it on their tunics in battle to avoid confusion.

The St George's cross is now the English flag and also forms part of the Union flag.

Now we use the St George's emblem, which signifies St George's Day, as the basis of the majority of children's craft activities and adult patriotic English craft projects.

St George is also the patron saint of other countries, as well as being the patron saint of many groups including scouts and soldiers.

St George's Day is a time when the attention of many kids groups in England turn their attention to themed crafts.

We offer a great range of kits, many unique to us. To view these, please CLICK HERE.

The Patron Saints Calendar

Wales - St. David's Day ~ 1 March
Northern Ireland - St. Patrick's Day ~ 17 March
England - St George's Day ~ 23 April
Scotland - St Andrew's Day ~ 30 November

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