Who was St James the Apostle? Why is the feast day celebrated?

Feast of Saint James the Apostle (Santiago Apostol), otherwise called James the Great, St James, son of Zebedee or as Saint James the Greater, is celebrated on July 25. Saint James Day is likewise Galicia Day, which is fitting as St. James is the patron saint of Galicia as well as Spain. As per legend,… Continue reading Who was St James the Apostle? Why is the feast day celebrated?

Who was St Isidore? Why is Feast Day of San Isidro celebrated?

Feast Day of San Isidro is praised in Spain on May 15. St Isidore was a Spanish patron saint as well as the patron saint of farmers. Isidore the Farm Labourer, otherwise called Isidore the Farmer (Spanish: San Isidro Labrador), was a Spanish farmworker known for his devotion toward poor people and animals. He is… Continue reading Who was St Isidore? Why is Feast Day of San Isidro celebrated?

St. George’s Day 2019: Google Doodle celebrates St. George’s Day, the patron saint of England

St George’s Day is the annual celebration in England of the country’s patron saint, St George. It is celebrated on April 23, because that is the widely-accepted date of his death. St. George became a mythic figure of legend who was announced Patron Saint of England in 1348. Today’s Doodle by London-based visitor craftsman Alice… Continue reading St. George’s Day 2019: Google Doodle celebrates St. George’s Day, the patron saint of England