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23 April, 2012
St. George's Day
Today is St. George's Day, that of the patron saint of England (as well as of quite a few other countries - he was a popular guy).
Whilst St. Andrew's Day is a holiday in Scotland, St. David's Day a holiday in Wales and St. Patrick's Day a holiday in N. Ireland, there is no lay celebration in England, largely because, whilst the other bits have regional assemblies to declare a national holiday, England, with more than 80% of the population, does not.
Today is also supposed to be the anniversary of both the birth and the death of William Shakespeare.