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National Days/Bank Holidays in Great Britain

Does Britain have a National Day?

Each of the countries that make up the United Kingdom have their own National Day, named after their respective patron saint:

England: St. George's Day (23 April). A story dating back to the 6th century tells that St George rescued a maiden by slaying a fearsome fire-breathing dragon. The Saint's name was shouted as a battle cry by English knights who fought beneath the red-cross banner of St George during the Hundred Years War (1338-1453). This is immortalised in Shakespeare's play Henry V in the lines:

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