Origins and history of St George's Feast

Dates of celebration:

April 23 (Roman Catholic church)
May 6 and December 9 (Orthodox church)
Fourth Sunday in June (Malta)
England: April 23, if it falls within a week of Easter, it moves to after Easter


Festival of Saint George at Grez-Doiceau, Belgium


The annual festival of St. George is held in Grez-Doiceau, involving medieval artists and craftsmen, with various animations and historical re-enactment of the battle against the Holy Dragon.


Festival of Moors and Christians, Alcoy, Spain

In the city of Alcoy people arrange the reenactment of the battle between the Moors and Christians, in which St George appeared, according to the legend, to protect the city and help the faithful.



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