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St. George's Day

Definition: When people say the expression By George! they actually mean, By St. George.

St. George was a famous knight who, according to legend, slayed a dragon and saved a princess!

He also converted many people to Christianity in 300 A.D.

St. George's Day is an important Greek name-day and the patron saint in many Greek communities.

Celebrated on April 23. Celebrated on May 6 for Bulgarians and Macedonians, because of the Julian Calendar they use.

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St. George's Day
Some possible origins and beliefs about St. George's Day.
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