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Curiosities about St. George and St. George’s day

Did you know that…..

….St George’s emblem was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart and brought to England in 12th century? The king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

….. George is also the Patron Saint of Catalonia, where  the legend says that, after killing the dragon, he gave the princess a red rose and, as a result, on April 23rd (especially in  Barcelona), it is traditional for men to give their girlfriends or wives a red rose and the girl or woman give their men a book?

….William Shakespeare was born on 23rd April 1564 and died on the same day in 1616?

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