April 23 rd saw our first ever celebration of England’s patron saint – St George. Here in the Catalan region of southern France there is also a long tradition of celebrating April 23rd. The Catalan festival of Sant Jordi also celebrates St George, they believe he was Catalan. It is traditional for the Catalans to give a book or a red rose to a loved one.
Our St George celebration was based around a very English menu, some English ale and lots of flags! A good time was had by all including some of our French neighbours.