THE WEEK: Why won't England celebrate St George's Day?

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Release date: 21/4/2017

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But others draw a distinction between St George and other patron saints of the British Isles. "St Andrew's and St Patrick's Day celebrations reflect the assertion of an identity distinct from the dominant English identity," says Robert Ford, a lecturer in politics at the University of Manchester. "It is not clear whom the English define themselves against, or in comparison to."

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TitleWhy won't England celebrate St George's Day?
Media name/outletThe Week
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date21/04/17
DescriptionBut others draw a distinction between St George and other patron saints of the British Isles. "St Andrew's and St Patrick's Day celebrations reflect the assertion of an identity distinct from the dominant English identity," says Robert Ford, a lecturer in politics at the University of Manchester. "It is not clear whom the English define themselves against, or in comparison to."
URLwww.theweek.co.uk/58220/st-georges-day-when-is-it-and-why-wont-england-celebrate
PersonsRobert Ford