5 Ways to Celebrate St George's Day With Asda Money

5 Ways to Celebrate St George's Day With Asda Money 
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- St Georges Day
is fast approaching with only a matter of weeks to go until April
23rd. Asda Money reveals how you can celebrate the patron saint of
1. Fancy dress  
There are lots of fun ways to celebrate the patron Saint, however one
of the easiest and cheapest ways to do this would be by organising a
fancy dress party at work or at home, or encouraging your local
school to have a Mufti day - where children can trade in their school
uniform for the day for St George's day inspired outfit. St George's
symbol is the red cross against a white background which is the flag
of England.  
One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a
dragon, so why not dress up as the dragon or dragon-slayer himself.  
2. Morris Dancing  
April 23 is a busy time for Morris Dancers so if you're holding an
event, book them in advance or even better organise your own
'amateur' Morris dancers. Alternatively why not host a good old
fashioned English Tea Dance. Given the success of 'Strictly Come
Dancing' on the BBC this should be popular with young and old. Invite
a dance teacher to teach some of the young ones and marvel at the
dance moves of the older generation. 
3. Mummers Plays  
St. George frequently appears in Mummers' Plays during Easter and
Christmas celebrations. Mummers' Plays have been performed in England
for hundreds of years. They are folk dramas based on the legend of
St. George and the Seven Champions of Christendom and tell tales of
his life. If you are keen to stage your own Mummer's play, then a
good starting point is the collection of scripts on
http://www.folkplay.info/Texts.htm. Your local theatre group may also
be staging a play, and your local authority may be able to provide
further details. 
4. Fly the flag  
One way to show your English and proud is by waving the native flag.
You can purchase these from most Asda stores. 
5. St. George and the 3 Cs  
St George is associated with the three Cs - Courage, Chivalry and
Charity - and you could organise events in the local area that help
reflect these qualities such as charity fundraiser or a mock jousting
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retailers. It has over 180,000 dedicated Asda colleagues serving
customers from 542 stores, including 32 Supercentres, 309
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week in store and its growing home shopping business at www.asda.com
serves 98 per cent of UK homes.  
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