St George’s Day, celebrated on 23 April is the traditionally accepted date of the death of Saint George, patron saint of England, in AD 303. To celebrate St George’s day this year, the City of York residents are invited to join in with celebration over the coming days.
A Scout and Guide parade will commence this Sunday from the Eye of York at 1:30pm to arrive at York Minster at 2pm for the St George’s Day service. The parade will then continue at 3pm through to Duncombe Place where it will be met by the Civic party. There will also be a special St George’s Day market in Parliament Street on 23 April, where stallholders will be accompanied by face painters, musician and much more.
Clifford’s Tower will also be holding activities this weekend for the young ones in celebration of St George’s day. The family fun Dragon Trail will run from 10am-6pm on both Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd. The trail to find all the mini dastardly dragons hiding in the tower will be rewarded with a small prize for those completing the trail. To check out the events details click here.
For those of you who are not religious, or even those not too sure what St George’s day is, there will be plenty of celebrations (not to mention drinks offers) at many of York’s finest traditional pubs and bars. Though some have plead to make St George’s Day 2012 an official bank holiday, it sadly remains unofficial so bare in mind the early start you may or may not have this coming Monday & Tuesday.