ST GEORGES DAY, THE CATALONIAN WAY

 
 Last Friday on St George’s day, l found a novel way to celebrate the occasion in Borough market thanks to the hospitality of the Catalonian regional government. For them Sant Jorgi day, as it’s called in Catalonia, is celebrated with the exchange of red roses and books.  Its now adopted by UNESCO as World Book and copyright day as many of literature’s greats like Shakespeare passed away on this day in 1616. 

 

I feel it can usefully be added to morris dancing around the May pole here in the UK, particularly in London. It can usefully add to our celebration of cultures around the world, particularly in highlighting the way different parts of the world celebrate St George’s day.