I really like St. George’s Day. Of all the Saints days it is by far the most fairytale-like.
As a teenager I was a huge fan of pre-Raphaelite art and the above image was one of my favourite pieces. I think it’s the look on the Princess’ face; so terribly underwhelmed!! Ever the feminist, I liked to think she was just ‘letting him’ slay the dragon for her ;-P
You can see this look on the faces of many of the Princesses in depictions of the St. George and the Dragon story. Poor George.
I like to acknowledge St George’s Day; though it is much less celebrated than say, St.Patrick’s (which I also like to celebrate ), it is important to celebrate and be proud of one’s own country.
To be honest I think we should put more effort into acknowledging all the British patron Saints days…why not?!
Even if we did, sorry Paddy, David and Andrew, there will always be a special place in my heart for George
I think however much we try to deny it, there’s a little bit of Princess in all of us and there are times when we all need a knight in shining armour to rescue us from the dragons of the World.