EVENTS celebrating England’s patron saint are planned.
Kirklees Council is holding a dragon display at Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre to mark St George’s Day on April 23. There will also be a colouring competition for children and flags and souvenirs on sale.
Holmfirth Library is hosting an illustrated poetry competition based around the story of St George and the dragon while Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre will hold a coffee morning from 10am until noon with St George’s Day souvenirs available.
Calderdale Council is also planning celebration events. Anyone wearing a St George’s cross on their T-shirt or carrying a flag will be able to enter council swimming pools for free.
There will also be a fireworks display at Beacon Hill in Halifax while Hebden Bridge Picture House will be showing English films.
Council cabinet member Clr Ian Cooper said: “We want to make St George’s Day special.”