Not only it is St George's here in England today but also in Catalonia where St George is also the patron.
It is also International book day and Shakespeare's Birthday. I have to say that the place to be on the 23rd of April is in Barcelona as that is where the big celebrations are!
The streets in the centre of the city are heaving with people celebrating and strolling the streets with friends and family whilst browsing through countless book stalls. There are also a couple of traditions that mark this day - One is that the women get given a red Rose by their 'admire/s' and the other is that books are exchanged as presents amongst loved ones !!! It is the most gorgeous day of the year !
Images by Barcelonayellow.com
Ester, a lovely childhood friend tweeted me a link in reference where Catalans have a celebration in London's Borough Market !! I was unaware of it and such a pity I couldn't make it yesterday but if next year I'm still here I shall make sure to visit! - Happy St George's day to all !