There is a chance the public can make St. George's Day a public holiday Click on the link below to vote. The site needs at least 30,000 votes for the government to take it seriously and give us another holiday, and I know you are up for that!!!!! Pass the address on to whoever you can!! www.stgeorgesday.com/voting.asp The History St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem and ours, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England. It was adopted by Richard The Lionheart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle. St. George's Day is on April 23rd, so, in a sense, this is England's National Day. Winston Churchill wrote "There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is ENGLAND."