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For England and St George!

Today (Sunday 24 April) Manchester celebrates all things England as it hosts the largest St George’s Day parade in the country.

The patriotic spectacular will include floats from local schools, mods, jesters, music, fair maidens, knights of old and more – the whole diverse tapestry that makes our city region so great. Pride of place will of course be given to a giant St George riding his trusty steed.

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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jim Battle will be taking part in the parade. He said:
“I congratulate the St George’s Day committee for organising this fantastic event which will attract people from all communities across Greater Manchester. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and showcase our history, hospitality and humour! It will be especially poignant this year as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.”

Set to be the biggest St George’s Day parade in England, the event is expected to be cheered on by thousands as it winds its way through Miles Platting, Ancoats and then on to a street festival in Piccadilly Gardens, which will feature street theatre, music, and a large dose of English eccentricity.

The parade returns to Miles Platting for a triumphant finish and post-parade party celebrations, including fairground rides, brass bands, food, music, and dance.

Find out more at on the Manchester City Council website

Photo: Garry Knight – Flickr

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