There is a tenuous link in that the English Defence League which is based on the fascist islamaphobic ideology of the National Front uses the St Georges flag in its promotions and demonstrations. I don't think this should be allowed as it taints the flag for some and gives outsiders the impression that their beliefs are common in England rather than just the extremist minority that it is.
dodgerw wrote: Thank you Sara
Just shows as there is absolutely no response - I know the room is world wide but I thought English ??? but sadly no.
Canada wasn't a country then, so we don't celebrate it. But I see later on in your post, you said England.
However, Canada does celebrate Queen Victoria birthday.
Alberta, Canada. This province where I live .... was named after Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Alberta was originally established as a provisional district of the North West Territories in 1882. The name was maintained when Alberta officially became a province in 1905.
Canada at one time... rule under United Kingdom for many years until Pierre E. Trudeau (Justin Trudeau’s Father).
Patriation of the constitution
Trudeau had attempted patriation of the constitution earlier in his tenure, most notably with the Victoria Charter, but ran into the combined force of provincial premiers on the issues of an amending formula, a court-enforced Charter of Rights, and a further devolution of powers to the provinces. After the victory in the Quebec referendum, Chrétien was immediately tasked with creating a constitutional settlement.
After chairing a series of increasingly acrimonious conferences with first ministers on the issue, Trudeau announced the intention of the federal government to proceed with a request to the British parliament to patriate the constitution, with additions to be approved by a referendum without input from provincial governments. Trudeau was backed by the NDP, Ontario Premier Bill Davis, and New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield and was opposed by the remaining premiers and PC leader Joe Clark. After numerous provincial governments challenged the legality of the decision using their reference power, conflicting decisions prompted a Supreme Court decision that stated unilateral patriation was legal, but was in contravention of a constitutional convention that the provinces be consulted and have general agreement to the changes.
After the court decision, which prompted some reservations in the British parliament of accepting a unilateral request, Trudeau agreed to meet with the premiers one more time before proceeding. At the meeting, Trudeau reached an agreement with nine of the premiers on patriating the constitution and implementing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with the caveat that provincial legislatures would have the ability to use a notwithstanding clause to protect some laws from judicial oversight. The notable exception was Lévesque, who, Trudeau believed, would never have signed an agreement. The objection of the Quebec government to the new constitution became a source of continued acrimony between the federal and Quebec governments, and would forever stain Trudeau's reputation amongst nationalists in the province.
The Canada Act, which included the Constitution Act, 1982 and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on April 17, 1982
So all in all Dod… This is why Canada celebrate a special person’s birthday or similar. Where as Saint George isn’t in Canada as he didn’t do anything for Canada, we were not a country then. (Canada being one of the newest countries in the world. Even USA is older than Canada). I hope this clear it all up for you Dod?
Sorry Dodger, under no offense not everyone has a Christian faith. “Saint George” not everyone is Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Luthern or Umbanda, so it mean nothing to them. But it doesn't mean that you don't stop celebrating.
I don’t go to church due to my hearing loss and I get lost in the service. A lot of history will get lost if it not remembered by…. I for one forgot about it because I don’t go to any of the above churches. If it wasn’t for you or Sara, it will never be remembered by me. Since Sara mention that it was moved to St. Paddy Day, that is when I recalled it, otherwise, I wouldn’t remember it.
At one time, we had a calendar that will mention the special day in history of someone, don’t have that anymore, I think it is because of Cellphones with Calender's and time. Who wear a wrist watch these days? Not many.