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To be disappointed that MNHQ have not given us a red rose emote for St Geoge's Day

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RortyCrankle Sat 23-Apr-16 09:46:05

We had a shamrock for St Patrick's, how come no rose for St George?

Whatever, I wish everyone in England a Happy St George's Day!

Lucyccfc Sat 23-Apr-16 09:55:34

I agree Rorty - shame on Mumsnet.

Happy St George's Day x

usual Sat 23-Apr-16 10:03:07

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WorraLiberty Sat 23-Apr-16 10:04:39

I totally agree. It's very disappointing.

It seems to be celebrated a bit less every year.

Happy St George's Day.

Shame on you MNHQ sad

FadedRed Sat 23-Apr-16 10:05:13


FadedRed Sat 23-Apr-16 10:06:29

I know the flag should be St George's, not the Union flag, but it was the best I could find.......

AntiquityUbiquity Sat 23-Apr-16 10:09:06

There's no bloody way as a Yorkshire person that I will ever use a red rose to symbolise anything about this country.

TooOldForGlitter Sat 23-Apr-16 10:10:37

Happy St George's Day!

Very disappointed not to see a rose.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sat 23-Apr-16 10:11:29

It should be a dragon if anything, and perhaps a Syrian flag grin

usual Sat 23-Apr-16 10:12:23

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ghostyslovesheep Sat 23-Apr-16 10:13:14

brew very English!

Greydog Sat 23-Apr-16 10:13:20

People never celebrate St George. It's so sad. I have my flags flying at home! I just wish more would be made of this

kelda Sat 23-Apr-16 10:14:56

I have been doubting that it's St Georges Day. nothing on Facebook, nothing on google, nothing on Mumsnet. The Dragon isn't listed on the smileys list.

Seeyounearertime Sat 23-Apr-16 10:15:53

Seems Saint Georges day largely goes uncelebrated, I don't know why tbh.
It's as though the English are semi-ashamed to be patriotic. The only time you really see our flag is when the footballs on, bit of a shame really.
Oh well

Happy Saint Georges day to all.
[Exmotherinlawemoticon] - she was a proper dragon grin

usual Sat 23-Apr-16 10:16:57

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GoringBit Sat 23-Apr-16 10:23:53

I had a happy St George's day from Facebook, complete with a snappy graphic.

I'm part-Yorkshire, and have no problem with the red rose. I also go to France and Spain, and have German friends, because, you know, we move on.

GoringBit Sat 23-Apr-16 10:24:24

The Facebook graphic...

originalmavis Sat 23-Apr-16 10:26:24

I don't think it's ever really been celebrated much though has it? Not like St Patrick's day;

Seeyounearertime Sat 23-Apr-16 10:32:46

I think it needs to become associated with getting pissed out of your head, then it'll be celebrated. grin

I swear the most popular holidays in the UK are the ones associated with getting hammered.
Football... Ooh piss up
St Patrick's..... Ooh piss up
Weddings... Ooh piss up
Christmas.... Ooh piss up
New years... Ooh piss up
Birthday.... Ooh piss up

So on and so on.

GoringBit Sat 23-Apr-16 10:33:19

You're right, Mavis, but I think it would be nice if the English could take a similar pride in our national day in the same way that people from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales do.

I think it's a shame that the flag of St George, and things with English in the name, became synonymous with racism and thuggery, and still are, to some extent. It needs to be reclaimed, but it's a slow process.

originalmavis Sat 23-Apr-16 10:35:22

I don't remember St Andrews being much if a thing either. Nor burns night - although I insist on it these days as I love a nice (veggie) haggis.

AntiquityUbiquity Sat 23-Apr-16 10:36:12

I find the apathy about St George's Day to be more quintessentially English than celebrating it.

RortyCrankle Sat 23-Apr-16 11:38:14

Well I'm glad I'm not alone smile

MidnightAura Sat 23-Apr-16 11:41:16

I don't think St Andrews Day was either? Nor St David's Day.

It's just St Patricks most likely as a pp said its an excuse to get hammered!

SoupDragon Sat 23-Apr-16 11:42:31

As has been said, this is why we have the dragon isn't it? Or is in in homage to me. Although I am not red.

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