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Did you know that St George was a third-century Roman soldier from modern-day Turkey? ~Cappadocia
Since the 14th century Saint George has been widely regarded as a the patron saint & protector of England.
You might think of him clad in armour, slaying a dragon and rescuing a maiden. It is all a medieval invention. Still we still a good legend, don't we?
Beside all the historical facts, I was very surprised to learn that many other countries celebrate today. In Spanish it is called "Dia de San Jorge" & in Catalonia they make special cakes.
Here is an eyebrow rising list of the countries that will celebrate St. Georges Day today:
So you would like to join your local celebrations to commemorate this early Christian martyr or if you don't live in any of this countries, Have a Pimms in his name :)
Have a Great Day everybody!
#StGeorgesDay Celebrations around the world! #England #Brazil #Spain #Lebannon #Croatia #Moscow #Italy
Women and Communities
South West Foundation are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for people to come to one of our Women and Communities events where we are showing a selection of short films from our Women and Communities Project.
"Come tomorrow for a chance to meet with other women who are involved in their communities (either on a paid or unpaid basis) to discuss the current issues and how we can raise the profile of women's contribution and value."
Cost? Free event
When? November 27/11/2013
Where? Commodore Hotel, 1-2 Beach Road, Sandy Bay, Kewstoke, Weston Super mare BS22 9UZ
To book send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at
South West Foundation
Bath BA2 0PJ
Phone: 01761 471104
This Saturday 15 of June will be organizing a Latin Experience in Weston Super Mare!
Join us for a for a Make-your-own taco lunch with latin music and Spanish conversation.
Tell your friends and have fun together!
Special introductory price £5.00
Call me to reserve your space today! Patty 07401814481
I have been very privileged to live in America, Brazil, Canada and now in England.
Even tough I always consider myself to be quite adaptable, I did had a bit of a culture shock here, mostly because people expect you to know their culture straight away. It was until my cousin gave me this book called "Watching the English" by Kate Fox that I started understanding things like the "Invisible q at the Bar" or the obsession with weather in England.
For anybody that travels to this lovely country I would recommend to read this book because it has opened my eyes to the subtleties of British behavior that otherwise I would have ended up feeling more like a fish outside the water.
Now I can laugh about it because it's been 3 years since I landed here, but the pace of life is a lot slower and building relationships takes triple the time than in Latinamerica. On the other hand, I have noticed that British form steady and long lasting relationships that we don't probably have as much.
So If you want to learn about conversation and behavior codes from humor to pub talk, from home, work and play rules.
The good thing? I have learned to laugh about myself and that sarcasm can be funny if used wisely :)
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