St George's Day celebrated across the South

People across the South will celebrate the 23rd April as the day of patron saint of England.

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Does Gravesend have England's biggest St George's Day celebration?

As many people prepare to celebrate St George's Day this weekend, they may well be comparing their efforts to the Kent town of Gravesend. There, weeks of planning involving 17 schools and 15 hundred schoolchildren resulted in a massive, multicultural celebration of England's national day. Andrea Thomas reports.

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Kent town gets into spirit of St George

The town crier gets in on the celebrations in Gravesend Credit: @GravesendTCM

Celebrations are underway in Gravesend in Kent to recognise the patron saint of England, St George's Day.

Spectators turned out to watch the parade and some even dressed up for the occasion!

Someone dressed in a soldier costume taking part in the day's celebrations Credit: @GravesendTCM

Hundreds of people, including school children, turned out to march along the streets with specially red and white heart-shaped balloons.

Gravesend is among many towns and cities in the South East marking St George's contribution to English heritage.

Red and white balloons can be seen along the streets Credit: @GravesendTCM

People across South celebrate St George's Day

Towns across the South were painted red - and white - this morning to celebrate St George's Day.

Hundreds of people gathered in Emsworth to see veterans presented with roses after they marched through the historic town.

Hundreds turn out to welcome veterans at the parade in Emsworth Credit: Ben Treagust

The sun shone on those who lined the road to watch the ceremony this morning in the Hampshire town.


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