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Salisbury St George’s Day Celebrations

Date: 21 April 2024
Event Type: Festival
County: Wiltshire
Address: Guildhall, Market Place, Guildhall Square, Salisbury SP1 1JH

St George’s feast is celebrated particularly enthusiastically in the ancient city of Salisbury, where Sarum Morris leads the festivities, sometimes with Christopher the Giant and always with Hob-Nob, a rather sinister dragon hobby-horse figure with snapping jaws and sharp teeth who clears the way ahead.

Giants have been in processions in the city since medieval times (you can still see the fragile retired figures of the original figures of old Christopher and Hob-Nob in the Museum), and Morris Dancers have been active there since the sixteenth century.

Christopher towers over the crowds and dancers below. The day starts with a procession from the Guildhall, led by local Civic dignitaries and accompanied by the dancers and other performers; later in the day, expect a play of George & the Dragon and plenty of other related entertainment.

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