Celebrate St. George's Day : Sunday 21st April
Many of us only associate St. George as the patron saint of England, but the dragon-slayer is also the patron saint of many other communities, including Catalonia. In celebration of this, we’ve teamed up with the Government of Catalonia for a special day to honour our shared saint, diverse cultures and traditions.
On Sunday 21st April, Borough Market traders will be showcasing the best of their produce including a special English charcuterie platter from Cannon and Cannon and dragon-themed baked goods from Bread Ahead. There’ll also be Demonstration Kitchens throughout the day focusing on English and Catalan dishes.
The exchanging of roses and books as a sign of respect is something of a Catalan custom and the UK delegation of the Government of Catalonia will perform the ritual with members of the public, while traders will hand out roses to revellers throughout the day.There will also be traditional music and entertainment throughout the day.
Join us in the Green Market from 12-4pm on Sunday 21st April to celebrate St. George’s Day and to learn more about English and Catalan traditions and cooking!