Scenes from previous St. George’s Day parades at Stone Cross, West Bromwich.
THE ST.GEORGE’S COMMITTEE is a cultural body promoting an inclusive ‘Englishness’ through a celebration of history and cultural events.
Whilst the St. George’s Committee is Anglo-centric it firmly believes that it’s the absolute right of all people to celebrate their respective national days, identity, heritage, history and culture. It views such celebrations of a nation’s culture as positive and a unifying force for all those who live within the nation.
With this in mind, the Committee is still mystified as to why England’s national day – St. George’s Day, which this year falls on Thursday 23 April – is not officially celebrated. Indeed, is there anywhere else on this planet where the authorities almost seem to be scared to recognise their national day?
Fortunately, many local groups throughout England have become fed up with the almost Anglophobic attitude of the authorities. This means that come St. George’s Day, thousands of Englishmen and women will be celebrating across the nation.
However, the largest demonstration of English pride will no doubt again be in Stone Cross, West Bromwich. Here between 15000 – 25000 people are expected to turn up for the celebrations – which consist of a parade, wreath laying ceromony and a giant fête in Dartmouth Park.
To avoid any confusion, the Organisers plainly state that St. George’s Day is ‘a family friendly event with strictly no politics’ and that ‘everyone is welcome whatever your nationality, gender, religion etc.’
This year the celebrations will be on 19 April – the closest Sunday to the ‘Big Day’ itself. Those wanting to help out with any aspect of the Stone Cross St. George’s day are encouraged to contact the organisers via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stgeorge.day