PUBLISHED: 05:30 21 May 2019 Oliver Sullivan Miriam Beard, Paloma, Heston and Louise Crouch are looking forward to Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant With just one month to go until this year's Suffolk Day, we take a look at the events celebrating what makes the home of Ed Sheeran, John Constable and Griff Rhys Jones so great. Local residents are encouraged to organise a Suffolk Picnic for the big day. Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDFrom parades to festivals and even a world record attempt, this year's Big Weekender is sure to be packed full of fun for all ages while showcasing everything that makes our county so amazing and loved by residents and visitors.In its third year, the latest instalment of the county celebration spans an entire weekend, kicking off outside Felixstowe Town Hall on Friday, June 21 and running until Sunday, June 23.Organisers hope the weekend of fun gives the opportunity for more businesses to host events and encourage more … [Read more...] about More than 50 ways to celebrate third annual Suffolk Day
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THOUSANDS Of people lined the streets of a Leeds town a councillor has called the most "patriotic in the country" for the annual parade during St George's Festival weekend. Children from cubs, scouts, guides and beavers groups from across south Leeds joined former servicemen and civic dignitaries on the parade through Morley town centre on Sunday (April 28). St George on horseback led the parade to Morley rugby and cricket clubs on nearby Scatcherd Lane ahead of a family fun day held at both grounds.This year is the 125th anniversary of the Royal Society of St George.Coun Wyn Kidger, chairwoman of the Leeds branch of Royal Society of St George, said the festival was "absolutely brilliant."Coun Kidger said: "Morley is the most patriotic town in the country without a doubt. "I don't know of any other town where St George leads the parade and the whole town gets involved."Beer salesman Gavin Shoesmith, 45, of East Ardsley, said "It is a fantastic event. It's … [Read more...] about St George on horseback leads festival parade in Leeds town dubbed country’s “most patriotic”
HE's the patron saint of England who famously slayed a dragon, but surprisingly not many people can tell you much more about Saint George. We celebrate his life on Saint George's Day every April - here is the lowdown on the English legend and the St George's Cross... What is Saint George’s Day and when is it? The feast day of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and several countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint – including England. The day is celebrated on April 23 each year – this is the date traditionally accepted of his death in AD 303. While St Patrick's Day and St Andrew's Day are bank holidays in Ireland and Scotland respectively, St George's Day is sadly NOT a bank holiday in England. The country of Georgia also celebrates the feast of St George on 23 April Who was Saint George and where did the legend of the dragon come from? Although Saint George is England’s patron saint, George would likely have been a … [Read more...] about When is St George’s Day 2019, is it a UK bank holiday and who was England’s patron saint?
You might not have touched your England shirt since our crushing performance in the World Cup last summer. But dust it off and get ready to wear it with pride again, as St George’s Day is just around the corner. St George’s Day is commonly known as a cultural day where we celebrate all things English. There’s a lot more to the history of the day and how Saint George is linked to our nation, though. We put together a quick guide for you to brush up on your history of the day and find out how you can celebrate St George’s Day here in Manchester. What is St George’s Day? Saint George is thought to have been born in Palestine in the 3rd Century AD to Christian parents. He is most commonly known as the patron saint of England - although we share him with a number of other nations, including Catalonia and Aragon. A soldier in the Roman Army, he quickly rose up the ranks, but was tortured because he refused to give up his Christian faith. He was executed in 303 … [Read more...] about St George’s Day 2019
With a further six-month extension to Brexit and the can being kicked even further down the road, it was intriguing to note that the result of a nationwide referendum in Switzerland had been overturned. The poll, held in February 2016, asked the country's voters whether married couples and cohabiting partners should pay the same tax. Voters narrowly rejected the proposal, with 50.8 per cent against and 49.2 per cent in favour. But the Supreme Court has now voided the result on the grounds that voters were not given full information, and the vote must be re-run. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now The information provided to the electorate was judged "incomplete" and therefore "violated the freedom of the vote", the court ruled. During the referendum campaign, the Swiss government told voters just 80,000 of married couples were paying more tax than couples … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: Switzerland just overturned a referendum – there’s no reason we can’t do the same