April 23, 2014
Celebrate St. George’s Day at The Churchill
Head over to The Churchill in NoMad today and celebrate St. George’s Day. St. George’s Day is a commonly celebrated holiday for Christian churches worldwide, and was first officially celebrated in England as a holiday in 1399. It was a major feast and national holiday on a par with Christmas from the early 15th century. It is also known as National Day in England. The holiday incorporates large feasts of traditional food and beverages, and serves to commemorate the death of St. George (a Roman soldier) in the year 303.
In 1620, the Cross of St. George was the flag flown by the Mayflower when the Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts, so Americans, you can celebrate too.
The Churchill, which recently raised money in the annual Concern Worldwide Spring 5K Run, will be celebrating the customary English holiday today from 6 p.m. until close. The celebration includes an extended happy hour, drink specials and small plates that are being described as “English nibbles.”
There hasn’t been any word on what the drink specials or “nibbles” will be specifically, but if the pub’s recent celebration of Churchill Day is any indication, we’re sure it will be an event not to be missed.
In case you need another reason to celebrate, April 23 is also widely believed to be Shakespeare’s birthday: “God for Harry, England, and Saint George!” (Henry V)