Friday, April 23, 2004

Happy St. George's Day! St. George is the patron saint of England and he slew the dragon, which, I'm guessing, must have been Welsh. The English, being a somewhat boring and reserved people, don't really do anything much to celebrate this day. Ask the vast majority of us and we would not even know that it was St. George's day, or who he actually was. Sad really. You have to go to Ireland to find a good patron saint's day. April 23 is also traditionally identified as William Shakespeare's birthday, although it is unlikely that he was really born on this day.

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