Saint George is the patron saint of England in a tradition established in the Tudor period, based in the saint's popularity during the times of the Crusades and the Hundred Years' War.
St George’s Day takes place every year on April 23rd and it marks the national day of England’s Patron Saint, St George. April 23rd marks the day of his death and it’s traditionally marked as a feast day.
St George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag.
St George’s emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king’s soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.
Saint George is popularly identified with England and English ideals of honor, bravery and gallantry, but actually he wasn’t English at all. Very little is known about the man who became St George.
St George is most famous for defeating a dragon and this is what is usually depicted in images of him. In the Middle Ages the dragon was commonly used to represent the Devil.