St George's Day is a time to celebrate the patron saint of England. It's a super excuse to enjoy or learn about some of England's customs and traditions, and also to think about knights, castles, and dragons!
For England, St. George's Day also marks its National Day. Many countries that observe St. George's Day celebrate it on April 23, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death in 303 A.D.
St George's Day was a major feast and national holiday in England on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century. However, this tradition had waned by the end of the 18th century after the union of England and Scotland.
St. George is also the patron saint of the Scouting movement. Many Scout troops in the United Kingdom take part in a St George's Day Parade on the nearest Sunday to April 23.
Using a shield template and some paper scraps, we've made a super shield to use as dress up for St George's Day. You will need:
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