St George’s Celebration

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.

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English menu board

English menu board

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Nice yorkies!

Nice yorkies!

Pea and ham soup

Pea and ham soup

Salt 'n' vinegar, love?

Salt ‘n’ vinegar, love?

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