St George’s Day – Celebrate the Spirit of St George!

The editor and deputy editor would like to wish all H&D readers a very happy St George’s Day.

While St George’s Day – April 23rd – is mainly forgotten, ignored or even ridiculed by the liberal / left establishment, who by the way have no qualms about promoting everybody else’s national day, culture and heritage, apart from ours – we nationalists remember and celebrate it.

As Sir Oswald Mosley said on St George’s Day 1937:

“In the lives of great nations there comes the moment of decision, there comes the moment of destiny. And this great nation, again and again in the great hours of its fate, has swept aside convention, has swept aside the little men of talk and of delay, and has decided to follow men and movements who say, ‘we go forward to action, let those who dare follow us in this hour’.”

While many English (and British) nationalists feel a fierce national pride for the St George’s cross and the patron saint’s day, England in fact shares St George with a host of other countries and places. Each has its own unusual customs surrounding his feast day, including;

Catalonia, Spain – St George (Sant Jordi) is associated with several places in Spain but one of the most colourful is the Catalan capital. A public holiday is held in the area and has several similarities with Valentine’s Day, with roses and books being exchanged by lovers. Barcelona’s most popular street Las Ramblas becomes awash with flower and book sellers. Catalonia has managed to export the tradition as UNESCO adopted the date as World Book Day. And of course FC Barcelona have the St George cross in the club’s badge.

Russia – The Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar so St George’s Day is celebrated on the same day, but it is 6th May, not 23rd April. As well as this date Russians also mark the consecration of the Church of St George on 26th November. This was traditionally the time of year when peasants were permitted to move to a different landowner. While this tradition has died out the Ribbon of St George is still one of the most respected Russian military honours. The black and orange striped ribbon is also used by civilians as a patriotic symbol. It has been seen again recently displayed by separatists in Ukraine as a Russian symbol.

Albania – Albanians celebrate St George’s day by going out and lighting a large bonfire and playing around it as a sign of joy.

Bulgaria – Roasting a whole lamb is traditional on St George’s Day in Bulgaria as he is the patron saint of shepherds. It is seen as a day when evil enchantments can be broken and a blessed day when the saint blesses the crop and morning dew, so many walk in the early morning to wash their face in the fresh dew.

Croatia – Croats also use fire to mark St George’s Day which is considered the first day of Spring. In the Slavic tradition girls are dressed as goddesses in leaves and sing for locals.

An H&D event celebrating St George’s Day

Back in England, normally many local pubs in White working class area (and even a few in the middle class suburbs) would organise events to celebrate St George’s Day, but most would be content with just putting out a few England flags (then taking them down the next day – so as not to offend!)

This year, with the Covid 19 reaching its peak, pubs are still closed (although our borders are still open!), so there will be no St George’s Day celebrations – official or unofficial (to the delight of the politically correct / do-gooder / snowflake brigade etc.).

However, St George’s Day and the spirit of St George will still be celebrated at H&D Towers (where England flags fly proudly all the year round) where the editor and assistant webmaster will raise a glass a two to our patron saint, to England and to the English, while there’s still a few of us left!

And finally, to quote from William Shakespeare’s Henry V (1598):

KING HENRY V:

…And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

St George’s Day – Celebrate the Spirit of St George!

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The editor and deputy editor would like to wish all H&D readers a very happy St George’s Day.

While St George’s Day – April 23rd – is mainly forgotten, ignored or even ridiculed by the liberal / left establishment, who by the way have no qualms about promoting everybody else’s national day, culture and heritage – apart from ours – we nationalists remember and celebrate it.

As Sir Oswald Mosley said on St George’s Day 1937;
“In the lives of great nations comes the moment of decisions, comes the moment of destiny: and this nation again and again in the great hours of fate has swept aside the little men of talk and delay and has decided to follow men and movements who say we go forward to action! Let who dare follow us in this hour.”

england fans twoThere will be a St George’s Day parade in Blackpool on Saturday 25th April, which is being organised by the pan-nationalist group – MARCH FOR ENGLAND. The H&D editor, deputy editor and a number of our local supporters will be attending. If you wish to attend please meet at either of these two pubs: Yates – South Shore or the Sun Inn – Bolton Street, both are a short walk from Blackpool South Train Station. Stewards will be at these pubs from 11am, however please try and get there for 12 noon to 1pm. The march will start about 2pm to march to allow for people travelling from the South to get there.

For more details go to –

www.facebook.com/pages/March-For-England/172540236682

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Happy St George’s Day!

Heritage and Destiny wishes all readers a Happy St George’s Day!

The men that worked for England
They have their graves at home:
And birds and bees of England
About the cross can roam

But they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.

And they that rule in England,
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas for England
They have no graves as yet.

Happy St George’s Day

st_george_oneEngland First chairman Mark Cotterill wishes all members and supporters a happy St. George’s Day.

Mark said, “I hope all nationalist activists will take an hour or two off today from their hectic election campaigns, to raise a glass to our patron Saint – St. George. I wish all racial-nationalist candidates, from whatever political party all the very best for May 3rd. Lets make sure you give them your full support and get the best possible vote in these difficult times.”

‘Cry God for England, Harry and St George!’ Those immortal words are from Shakespeare’s Henry V, but who was St George and how did he become patron saint of England?

St George was a Roman soldier who lived in the 3rd century AD. At the end of the century the Emperor Diocletian persecuted Christians and St George was martyred in 303 AD.

burnley_st_georges_steven2The cult of St George was brought to England from the Middle East by the crusaders. (St George was popular with the crusaders because he was a soldier). He is supposed to have appeared to them at Antioch in 1098.

St Georges Day, 23 April was set by the synod of Oxford in 1222. Meanwhile he was growing in popularity in England. By the 14th century St George was seen as England’s saint, rather than St. Edmund.

(St. Edmund was the King of East Anglia from 855 until 869, when his English army was defeated by the invading Danish forces known as the Great Heathen Army.  Edmund refused to renounce his Christian faith and was beheaded on the orders of the Danish commander.  A decade later the Danes were defeated by Alfred the Great.  St. Edmund’s body was preserved and later transferred to a market town in Suffolk which became Bury St Edmunds, a shrine which became the centre of a popular Christian cult.)

In the Middle Ages some people formed religious guilds. They prayed for dead members’ souls and provided charity. Many were dedicated to St George. On St George’s day in many places effigies of St George were taken out of the local church and paraded around the parish.

Furthermore in the Middle Ages the legend of St George and the dragon grew up. Many places also paraded a model dragon.

However after the Reformation the cult of the saints was swept away in England and St George lost much of his importance. Unlike many national saints St George has been neglected, rather like the English in general. However in recent years St Georges Day has been revived – thanks to English nationalism, which has also been revived since the 1990’s – as a patriotic symbol of England, the English nation and the white English people.

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By-election candidates announced

Paul Thompson, EFP candidate for Harrowgate Hill

Paul Thompson, EFP candidate for Harrowgate Hill

England First Party candidate Paul Thompson will contest the forthcoming Darlington Council by-election in Harrowgate Hill ward on 12th April.

The by-election follows the imprisonment of former Labour councillor Mark Burton, who admitted sexual assault of a schoolgirl and downloading child porn onto his council computer.

Further details of the campaign will appear here soon: anyone wishing to assist with leaflets and canvassing should email englandfirstparty@yahoo.com

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Neil Craig, Democratic Nationalists candidate for Bradford West

Meanwhile the Democratic Nationalists have announced that Neil Craig will contest the parliamentary by-election in Bradford West on 29th March.  This follows the retirement of Labour MP Marsha Singh.

The declining British National Party will have no candidates in either by-election.

St George’s Day – Family Day in Lancashire

england fans twoSt George’s Day – Saturday 23rd April

All EFP members, along with their families and friends are invited to a non-political St George’s Family Day with BBQ – and beer! – at a great venue in Central Lancashire – this Saturday, 23rd April. 12 noon till late! For more details and directions to the venue, call 07833 677484.

First English whisky in a century to go on sale

The first whisky to be made in England in more than a century will go on sale on Wednesday.

DAILY TELEGRAPH, 8 Dec 2009: The single malt Chapter 6 made by the English Whisky CoIt is made at the St George’s Distillery by the River Thet, in the village of Roudham, Norfolk. Bottles of the whisky carry a picture of St George slaying the dragon.

The distillery was officially opened in March 2007 by Prince Charles. The project has cost £2.5 million so far.

The barley is from the East Anglia region, while the water comes from the Breckland aquifer, via a 160 foot borehole in the garden.

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Archbishop: make St George's Day a bank holiday

DAILY STAR, 06Apr09: THE mounting campaign for a St George’s Day bank holiday grew in strength yesterday after the Archbishop of York backed the idea.  Dr John Sentamu joined hundreds of thousands of proud English men and women up and down the country who are desperate to mark the day.  Flag-flying Dr Sentamu said: “Let us not forego our appreciation of an English identity for fear of upset or offence to those who claim such an identity has no place in a multi-cultural society.

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Only five of England's 44 bishops want the bells to ring out on St George's Day

DAILY MAIL, 28Mar09: Most Church of England bishops show little or no interest in the idea of celebrating St George’s Day by asking all churches to ring their bells.  Only five out of the church’s 44 bishops enthusiastically back the plan – and several are hostile, claiming it could be ‘dangerous’ and cause a backlash from other religious groups.  The lack of interest among senior clerics in England’s patron saint stands in sharp contrast to London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to hold a week-long  celebration of St George in London, with traditional English music and poetry readings.

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