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St. George's Day in Vatican City

Vatican City Public Holiday observed in Vatican City

A public holiday is observed in the Holy See to mark the name saint of the current pope. As George ('Jorge') is his birth name, Saint George's Day on 23rd April is a holiday.
Basilica of Saint paul, Vatican City

When is St. George's Day in Vatican City?

How long until Saint George's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 182 Days.
Dates of Saint George's Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Thursday April 23rd
2019 Tuesday April 23rd
2018 Monday April 23rd
Duration
1 Day
Summary
A public holiday to mark the name saint of the current pope

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

A public holiday is observed in the Holy See to mark the name saint of the current pope. As George ('Jorge') is his birth name, Saint George's Day on 23rd April is a holiday.

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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