St George Day 2002 Google Doodle

St. George Day is celebrated as a feast day to commemorate Saint George. St.  It is observed in countries where Saint George is considered as patron saint. George Day is commonly celebrated on 23rd April. The date 23rd April is the date in which St. George is believed to dead in AD 303.

St George Day 2002 Google Doodle
St. George Day 2002 (April 23, 2002)

The feast day known as St. George Day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, Oriental Orthodox Church and several countries, cities and kingdoms where Saint George is considered as patron saint. St. George Day is the National Day of England and Georgia.

The mainly observed dates in different regions across the world are 23rd April, 24th April, 6th May and 23rd November. Eastern Orthodox Church uses Julian calendar and the date 23rd April corresponds to 6th May of Gregorian calendar. Easter commonly falls close to St. George Day. As a result of this church celebrations may postpones to another date for St. George Day.

According to Anglican and Catholic calendars St. George Day in 2011is celebrated on 2 May and in 2014 it will celebrate on 28th April. Both are the dates in which first Monday comes after Easter Day. These dates are fixed according to the respective calendars in countries like England and Catalonia where St. George Day is celebrated as a solemn feast.

The doodle is released on 23rd April, 2002 as a special dedication for Saint George. Google Doodle pictured the fictitious story of St. George slaying a dragon. Saint George is famous for slaying the dragon which is considered as a devil in the middle ages. The credit of slaying the dragon was goes to St. George in twelfth century, long after his death. So the stories associated with this are mostly considered as fictitious.

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St. George and Dragon

The most agreed versions of St. George slaying the dragon are something like this. A town was terrorized by dragon and a young princess was offered to the dragon. When George heard about it and he ran in to the village. George slayed the dragon and escaped the princess. So it is apt to posturize St. George and dragon in St George Day 2002 Google Doodle . From the story let’s comes back to celebration.

According to Anglican and Catholic calendars St. George Day celebrations falls in the date of first Monday after the Easter week. According to the Eastern Orthodox way of celebration the feast day is on the Monday of Bright Week, which comes after the Easter celebration.

St. George Day is considered as highly rated feast Day in England and in other certain regions. In Catalonia the feast is known as Catalan and is considered as second most important National Feast in Catalonia. As per UNICEF St. George Day is declared as International Day of the Book since from 1616, 23rdApril as it is considered as the birth anniversary of 2 famous writers. They are English playwright William Shakespeare and the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes.