St. George's Day in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2020

St. George's Day in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2020
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  Dates of St. George's Day in Newfoundland and Labrador
2021 Mon, Apr 26Government Holiday
2020 Mon, Apr 20Government Holiday
2019 Mon, Apr 22Government Holiday
2018 Mon, Apr 23Government Holiday
2017 Mon, Apr 24Government Holiday
  Summary
This is the generally accepted date of St. George's death
  St. George's Day in other countries
St. George's Day internationally
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St. George's Day in Newfoundland and Labrador

In Newfoundland and Labrador, a government-designated paid holiday is observed for St. George's Day on the Monday closest to 23rd April.

When is St. George's Day?

St. George's Day is celebrated annually on 23rd April, as this is the generally accepted date of St. George's death.

St George is also the patron saint of England, Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, and many cities across Europe.

History of St. George's Day

St. George was a cavalryman in the Roman army at Lydda, now in modern-day Israel. He was a Christian at a time when Rome was ruled by the emperor Diocletian, who was anti-Christian.

He refused to make sacrifices to the Roman gods. As a result, he was tortured over several years and eventually suffered a martyr's death, when he was beheaded in 303 AD.

He began to be venerated around the fifth century when a monastery was built and dedicated to him in Jerusalem.

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