This day in History.

Today, is St. George’s Day.  St. George is the Patron Saint of England.  Many English celebrate this day.  But it is not a Bank Holiday there.  And interestingly, many other countries celebrate St. George’s Day as well as England.  They include Canada, Catalonia, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republic of Macedonia. Cities include Moscow in Russia, Genova in Italy, Ljubliana in Slovenia, Beirut in Lebanon, Qormi and Victoria in Malta and many others. It is also celebrated in the old Crown of Aragon in Spain— Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia and Majorca.

Happy St. George’s Day, wherever you are.

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2 Responses to This day in History.

  1. Hello, only a short but essential correction: you definitely meant to say Genoa in Italy (not Geneva, which is in Switzerland). The error comes from the fact that the Italian name for Genoa is Genova, which is spelled similar to Geneva. As I was born in Genoa I confirm that the city is historically dedicated to St George.

  2. Mauro! Hello! There is someone out there then? LOL. Yes, you are absolutely correct. A slip on the keyboard. It is Genova. Thank you for the correction. Is it Genoa or Genova? I only ask as I have this thing about saying the correct name used by the ‘natives’ of the country. By natives I do not mean it in any derogatory way.

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