Google shuns St George

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

St Andrew’s Day …

Google Doodle St Andrew's Day

St David’s Day …

Google Doodle St David's Day

St George’s Day …

Google Doodle St George's Day

Now I can guess what the excuse will be – St George’s Day has been postponed until the 2nd of May by the church because it clashes with Easter and Easter is more important in the religious calendar than a saint’s day – but it’s not good enough.

It doesn’t matter whether there is congestion in the church’s calendar, St George’s Day left its religious roots behind a long time ago and is a national day for our country.  I don’t care what the Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury says, England’s St George’s Day is on the 23rd of April every year.

So, to Google and Asda (who have decked out their Telford stores in British flags) and all the other shops around England that have ignored St George and stocked up on the butcher’s apron, I have only one thing to say: how dare you insult my country, fuck you.


  1. Joy (2 comments) says:

    Well said Stu. Indeed, how dare they insult us English.

  2. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    When I check at around 1AM on St. George’s Day they had a St. George logo

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Maybe Google are more scared of the pope than they are of England & russia?

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    ‘scuse my ignorance but……

    Yesterday, the 23rd, was St georges day but it is a non day when nothing happened in religion, he was in the cave\coffin\council recycling receptacle being dead?

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    by ‘he’, i actually meant ‘Him’, our beloved saviour, Maggie Thatcher

  6. Stan (222 comments) says:

    Google did have a St George logo, a cartoon with a big dragon tail and St George riding up to attack, but it was removed quite quickly. I don’t know why

    You can see the logo here

    “our beloved saviour, Maggie Thatcher”
    Hi Axel, I think you’ll find that St George slew Maggie…… Or was that some other evil dragon?

  7. Alfred the OK (4 comments) says:

    I wonder why the Church doesn’t shift St Stephen’s Day so it won’t clash with another rather important Christian festival?…… And the date of St Stephen’s Day? – 26th December. Amazingly, somehow, we have managed to work around it every year, who’d have thought it..

  8. David, ExPat Slovakia (6 comments) says:

    Take heart! The Royal Regiment of Fusileers hold the day almost sacred. For them it is Huge It is celbated with gusto!

    As an aside, I have even co hosted a couple of “Kipling” nights in celebration of that insightful and revered poet. With a little inventiveness a very enertaining night can be had. With his birthdate of 30th December, little problem with an appropriate time to party!

    My seem a bit whacky, but what the heck!

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