Skip to content

Cultural Concubine Blog

Neither here nor there…

St. George Slaying the Dragon

This morning I found a treat on my desk, in the shape of a Tea Cake.

It took me a while to put 2 & 2 together…
but I now see this was to celebrate St. George’s Day.

In a way this is a curious celebration, over the last years it has been an up and coming tradition, so I am not really sure what makes a real St. George’s feast…

Where Easter has Hot Cross Buns and  Christmas off course has the Christmas Pudding
St. George doesn’t quite have his fix yet…
Tea Cakes are a pretty good choice, undeniably British…

No Tea, No Cake...

The best thing about them is that they hardly include Tea or Cake, how typical! (In Holland they are originally known as Negerzoen, which would painfully translate into Negro Kiss… Since 2006 (?!) they changed the name to just ‘zoenen’… )

True Brits will probably think it should be something more butch.
So tonight we will go out and celebrate with a good pint in the pub.

Happy St. George’s everyone!

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: