Great things to do on St Georges Day in the UK

It is that time of year again, when Great Britain gets a chance to celebrate being fantastic.  The weather looks like it may behave itself and there are some fabulous events being held up and down the country for you to check out.

It is of course, St Georges Day!

What’s on in the South

Fancy trying your hand at a great British sport?  Then pop along to the WCA St Georges Day Clay Pidgeon Shoot being held in Hedgerley.

You can join me and celebrate with The Good Pub Guide and simply head down to your local and raise a glass to good old blightly.

Or support your local Scount and Beaver huts and watch some of the fabulous parades taking place.

Further North

If you are lucky enough to live near Lytham St Annes then you need to check out the St George’s Day Festival taking place.   They are really getting into the swing of things and are hosting a week long set of events to mark the occasion.

The idea is the brainchild of David Haythornthwaite, founder of Lytham based Tangerine Group, David is known locally for his passion for all things English, and once again, for the sixth year in a row, he is giving his 120 staff a day off on full pay, in recognition of St George and is calling upon all businesses in England to follow suit.

David Haythornthwaite commented: “Most countries are proud to celebrate their heritage but, in England, we seem too reserved to do so.’

Clearly David wants to see a change to this!

So if you are near St Annes you may want to check out on of these events taking place:

23 April – Official raising of the flag

24 April – Tea Dance

24 April – Charity Golf Tournament

24 April – Comedy night

25 April – St George’s Day Lunch

26 April – St George’s Day Parade

26 April – Black tie gala dinner

27 April – Family fun day

27 April – 10K run

Full details can be found on the website: www.april23.co.uk

Other ideas

If you don’t want to join in a group event, then simply be British, celebrate what makes us a wonderful nation.

Make a brew, eat fish n’chips, even catch up on Eastenders – it all counts!

Happy St Georges Day!

 

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