Saint George was born in the 3rd century in what is now Turkey. He became a Roman soldier, and under Diocletian's rule, he was beheaded. There are many conflicting stories about why he was killed and the details as to whether or not there were miracles of him raising from the dead several times before succumbing to death. However, we do know that the Church hails St. George as a martyr and he is included in the Fourteen Holy Helpers (amongst whom St. Blaise is also counted). England is one among many that have taken St. George as their patron saint, but it is the most well known, so we are going to be celebrating the day in an English fashion.
In keeping with the legends about St. George and the dragon that he defeated, I highly suggest you check out this fabulously illustrated and retold version of the tale: Saint George and the Dragon by Trina Schart Hyman + illustrated by Margaret Hodges. There are several other depictions, but this one is by far my favorite among the ones I've seen.
For meal ideas to celebrate the feast, I suggest going British. So many great British recipes for both main meals and dessert can be found here on BBC's Good Food. I think I shall try my hand at a Yorkshire Pudding, and then incorporate St. George's famous red cross onto cupcakes, cookies, or something of the sort as a dessert.
Some other common English dishes to whet your appetite:
Shepherd's Pie, Steak + Kidney Pie, Bangers (Sausages) + Mash, Beef Wellington, or even a hearty stew (such as this one - just switch out the Guinness for a hearty English beer like Fuller's London Porter)
For activity ideas, check out these Links for crafts that are perfect for young children:
15 Kids Ideas for St. George's Day by Cathy James
St. George and the Dragon Crafts by Catholic Icing
And lastly, though you may not be able to purchase in time for this St. George's Day, look at these fabulous handmade products featuring knights, dragons, and the like:
Templar Tunic by Penelope's Costumes
Wooden Dragon Toy by Armadillo Dreams
Wooden Toy Knight with Shield by Little Woodlanders
1 - St. George and the Dragon from State Russian Museum
2 - Saint George Killing the Dragon by Martorell
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