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Saint George of Lydda (ca. 275/281 ? April 23, 303) was according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of Emperor Diocletian, venerated as a Christian martyr. In Christian hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches, and the Eastern Catholic Churches. He is immortalised in the tale of George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April. He is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

 

St. George is the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, C?ceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod and Moscow, Scouting, as well as a wide range of professions, organizations and disease sufferers.

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Exactly, and you never hear all this fuss from the English about St. Davids or St. Andrews days. They're British patron saints and no British person should have a problem with the Welsh or Scots having their own elements of our shared community identity.

 

As for banning St. Patricks day, there'd be riots in the streets!!!

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I thought a tribe, by it's very nature, was a cohesive unit.

 

You belong to a tribe, you benefit from mutual support and mutual defense, and in return you abide by it's rules and customs.

 

Those who didn't like tribal life and placed themselves outside of one soon found out what a cold and unforgiving place the world could be!

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