St George's Day celebrations hit Gravesend

This Is Local London: St George's Day celebrations hit Gravesend St George's Day celebrations hit Gravesend

One of the biggest celebrations for St George’s Day is set to take place in Gravesend tomorrow (April 23).

More than 1,000 young people from 21 schools in Gravesham will be taking part in community celebrations.

They will be celebrating St. George’s Day which will be organised by the Kent Equality Cohesion Council (KECC) in what may be one of the biggest celebrations taking place in England.

The aim of the event is to celebrate the patron saint of England and bring together the diverse communities of Gravesham.

A parade through the town will feature the schools and the Premier Brass Band, West Hills Morris Dance Troupe and Four by Four Dhol Drummers.

The parade starts at Town Centric in St. Georges Square at 10.30am and will finish at the community square, where there will be music from the local brass band from 10am.

Director of KECC Gurvinder Sandher said: "I am very passionate about St George’s Day as I believe it is an important way of bringing communities together and celebrating what it means to be English today in a culturally diverse society."

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4:04pm Tue 22 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

St george who was turkish? and we English celebrate this? Weird!
In that case I will ave a kebab.
St george who was turkish? and we English celebrate this? Weird! In that case I will ave a kebab. white rabbit9
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5:02pm Tue 22 Apr 14

James Tiberius Kirk says...

Well we celebrate Jesus, and he was hardly english lol
Well we celebrate Jesus, and he was hardly english lol James Tiberius Kirk
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5:31pm Tue 22 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

James Tiberius Kirk wrote:
Well we celebrate Jesus, and he was hardly english lol
We don't celebrate jesus, we worship him. If only he had existed.
[quote][p][bold]James Tiberius Kirk[/bold] wrote: Well we celebrate Jesus, and he was hardly english lol[/p][/quote]We don't celebrate jesus, we worship him. If only he had existed. white rabbit9
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11:10am Wed 23 Apr 14

shabina says...

Israel, actually ...
Israel, actually ... shabina
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11:37am Thu 24 Apr 14

the wall says...

St George's day is on the 28th this year because of Easter.

2011 and 2014 the Anglican and Catholic calendars celebrate Saint George's Day on the first Monday after Easter Week (2 May 2011 and 28 April 2014, respectively).
St George's day is on the 28th this year because of Easter. 2011 and 2014 the Anglican and Catholic calendars celebrate Saint George's Day on the first Monday after Easter Week (2 May 2011 and 28 April 2014, respectively). the wall
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