Monday, 20 April 2015

While we are working, people in Newfoundland and Labrador ...

Some of my friends from Newfoundland and Labrador emailed me to tell me today they don't have to go to work.  Well, Happy St. George's Day, my friends!  Sorry, St. George's Day is not an official national holiday for us outside of Newfoundland and Labrador.  It is a provincial holiday which observed on the Monday nearest 23 April.

Legend has it, St. George slew a dragon and saved a princess.  So, every year on April 23, Google celebrates St. George's Day by re-enacting this legend with a new doodle.  This is last year's.

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St. George's Day 23 April 2014 - copyright @ Google Doodles

Like to see more?  Please check out this Google Doodles link. 

St. George's Day is a national holiday in England.  There are also lesson plans for teachers to use.  Here is one of them from Scholastic.
The legend of Saint George and the Dragon (photocopiable lesson plan)

So, on April 23 what kind of doodle will we have for this year?  Let's go to Google UK to check it out.

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