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Thread #164073   Message #4202073
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
05-May-24 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Star Wars Day
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Star Wars Day
Yes, Shakespeare April 23rd, Also St George (in England where he's patron saint)
Elsewhere in Europe his day is 5 May (Eastern Orthodox) and as he's not from England, their choice of date is equally acceptable.
I first became aware of this reading Dracula (Chapter 1)

Also 23 April would probably equate to 5 May if we hadn't chopped 11 days out of our calendar in 1752.