Almost time to fly the flag for St George

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St George’s day will be celebrated with yet another fantastic weekend festival in Morley.

The Leeds branch of the Society of St George will hold the annual event on April 22 and 23.

The parade began in 2005 and is thought to be the biggest St George’s Day celebration in the country, attracting around 20,000 visitors each year. The focal point of the parade will be St George on Horseback.

The event includes stage shows, charity stalls, raffles, vintage cars, falconry displays and fancy dress.

St George is recorded in history as a Christian martyr immortalised in the myth of St George and the Dragon.

He is thought to have been a Roman solider of Syrian origin.

St George is also patron saint of Bulgaria, Georgia, Palestine, Ethiopia, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Portugal, Malta and Montenegro.