well 25th of April, not only St.George's day but also Billy Shakespere's birthda

@ESKARENA1 (18304)
April 26, 2008 6:49am CST
well 25th of April, not only St.George's day but also Billy Shakespere's birthday. I got to thinking St.George, if he ever truely existed was a Greek, Billy Shakespere, a publicity seeking half-talented writewr, yet we in England celebrate this day, I just wondered if your country has any other pointless days of celebration?
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@Darkwing (21590)
26 Apr 08
How much do we celebrate those days though, my friend. I know I don't push the boat out. I'm waiting for the big Beltane celebration, which to my mind, holds a far more important place in our history! It does mine, anyway! Brightest Blessings, my friend, and Joyous Beltane to you. xx
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 Apr 08
yes of course Beltain is on the horizon and as with you i will celebrate long and hard blessed be
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26 Apr 08
Beltane, I have a friend born on 1st May... it really shows... never shuts about his private life! lol
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@Darkwing (21590)
26 Apr 08
Yup, me too, Eskarena. I love the celebrations for Beltaine and will be joining you. Blessed Be!
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26 Apr 08
Wow, you're trying really hard aren't you? I wonder how many hackle's you'll get up. *rolls eyes* Well, I live in Wales. The Welsh celebrate St. David's Day and St. Patrick's Day with mighty panache. Any excuse for a party... except St. George's Day, because obviously the English are only trying to subjugate the Celtic nations so no one should celebrate their national day. And er... it's 26th April today _ Also, we don't know when Shakespeare was born, he was baptised 26th April. His birthday is traditionally thought to be 23rd April... which is St. George's Day... not 26th April.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 Apr 08
hehehe im in naughty little pixie mode. All dates are relative, truth be told we have a best guess blessed be
@Fidget (291)
26 Apr 08
I noticed a lot of card shops trying to flog St Georges day stuff so maybe with the power of capitalism people might start celebrating it a bit more. Actually St George was a Greek speaking Anatolian (according to Wiki) from the Roman Empire - so does this make him Greek, Turkish or Roman?! But the way that England has been settled over thousands of years I think it's quite appropriate that the Saint immigrated too!
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@ky1119 (701)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Is it really called Billy Shakespeare Day or are you just calling it that? It just seems a little disrespectful.
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26 Apr 08
No, it's not called Billy Shakespeare day. It's not even called William Shakespeare day. We don't really celebrate St. Georges Day in England either (I live in Wales though)... everyone is too afraid of being called racist.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 Apr 08
hahaha no my friend but i do like the idea of Billy shakespere, i guess i only give respect when its deserved. You are right mky celtic friend we are scared of a racist tag but isnt all this stuff a little pointless anyway?
26 Apr 08
I ain't no Celt. I think any excuse for a celebration is a good excuse.
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@paid2write (5204)
26 Apr 08
Actually it was on Wednesday, the 23rd April, not the 25th. St George was born in what is now Turkey and he is also the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany and Greece. St George's Day is not a public holiday and was not officially celebrated apart from flying the flag on public buildings.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 Apr 08
hahaha ok im pleased we have so many calender followers blessed be lets hope you find your vocation
@fec139 (804)
• United States
26 Apr 08
half-talented, eh? Did pretty well for himself. Unfortunately, here in the US, most of our holidays have become pointless. All anybody seems to know about most of our holidays is that the kids are home from school, and there are big sales at the stores. Most people don't even know which holiday it is, let alone the meaning behind it. Perfect examples are Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, which are in honor of the servicemen who fought and were killed or injured to ensure the freedoms we enjoy today. Most people couldn't give a rat's behind about anything except going to Macy's to see what is on sale. If you ask most Americans the meaning of Labor Day, they will probably say it is the day the kids get ready to go back to school, and the closing of the beaches. In reality, Labor Day celebrates the labor union movement, which is the reason why workers have any rights these days!
27 Apr 08
It does amuse me when people claim he was talentless. I mean, could they do any better? Could they have crafted such witty lines as are found in Much Ado... or such beautiful language as is found in Midsummer Nights.... Or have created such savage and brutal imagery, yet kept it distant and poetical as in Titus Andronicus? Obviously not all his plays were fantastic, but he was hardly talentless. And fec, at least no one complains if Americans fly their own flag. There is such a furore whenever the English flag (not the Union Flag) is flown on a public building in England.
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
27 Apr 08
It is also the date of the 1974 revolution in Portugal. The revolution of the carnations. It's a holiday now of course, but having lived trough it I don't consider it pointless - I saw how things were before it :) That said.. you know.. anything that will give me a holiday is never pointless LOL
@Ohara_1983 (4122)
• Kuwait
26 Apr 08
yup, we have also, like hero's day in my country, or here in kuwait they celebrate also like from thier shierk but not quit sure which day & month.