St. George's Day around the world in 2021

St. George's Day around the world in 2021

  How long until St. George's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 205 days in Vatican City.
  Dates of St. George's Day around the world
2022 Various Apr 23, Apr 25
CanadaMon, Apr 25Government Holiday
Vatican CitySat, Apr 23National Holiday
2021 Various Apr 23, Apr 26
CanadaMon, Apr 26Government Holiday
Vatican CityFri, Apr 23National Holiday
2020 Various Apr 20, Apr 23
CanadaMon, Apr 20Government Holiday
Vatican CityThu, Apr 23National Holiday
2019 Various Apr 22, Apr 23
CanadaMon, Apr 22Government Holiday
Vatican CityTue, Apr 23National Holiday
2018 Various Apr 23
CanadaMon, Apr 23Government Holiday
Vatican CityMon, Apr 23National Holiday
  Summary
This is the generally accepted date of St. George's death
  Which countries observe St. George's Day in 2021?
  CanadaApr 26Government Holiday
  Vatican CityApr 23National Holiday
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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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