The nation is being advised to mark St George’s Day today by flying a flag at home instead of going out to celebrate.
Brits are also asked to use a flag they already have, rather than visiting shops to buy one.
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It comes as England’s biggest St George’s Day parade, normally attended by 20,000 in Nottingham, bit the dust.
A council spokesman said:”Unfortunately social distancing applies to St George too!
“The St George’s Day celebrations are popular in Nottingham so I know people will be disappointed, hopefully we will have something bigger and better to look forward to next year.”
Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley in West Yorkshire, said: “ I’m very proud of being British but I’m also proud to be English and proud to celebrate the day.
“If anyone has a flag to display in their window it’d be a lovely way to celebrate the day and bring the community together.”
St George’s Day is on April 23rd every year, which is thought to be the date of his death.
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