Definition of St George’s Day noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


St George’s Day

BrE BrE//ˌsnt ˈdʒɔːdʒɪz deɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌseɪnt ˈdʒɔːrdʒɪz deɪ//
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23 April, the day of the national saint of England Culture Although St George's Day is the national day of England, it is not a holiday.The legend of St George says that he was a hero who killed a dragon to save a princess and in many pictures of him, he is shown standing over a dragon with a sword.The real St George, however, is thought to have been a soldier in the Roman army in the first century who was a Christian and was executed because he refused to kill other Christians.