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Celebrate St. George!

In Catalonia, where I'm from, we don't celebrate Valentine's Day we celebrate St.George as day for lovers.

St. George happens on the 23rd of April and not only is the lover's day, it's actually the national book day in Spain too.

St.george comes from a legend that started during the Mediaval age, the legend involves a princess, a white knight and a dragon so it's really geeky and kind of cool. You can read a lot on this wikipedia entrance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George's_Day

For that day the guys give a red rose to their loved one and the girls give a book to the guy. I was talking to Caitlin about this and she though that it'll be nice to celebrate it. I'm hoping on April the day is beautiful and we could go book shopping and have lunch.

Since all of us are girls i though maybe we could do some sort of secret santa but with a rose and a book.

Get together at Union, choose a library: Strand Books for example, and go together to get the books! The idea is that everyone should a book (not expensive) to give to someone from the group, you can choose your favorite book or a classic and then get together to eat something and exchange knowledge! I'll bring the roses :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had lots of fun! Editing my vlog now!

    April 21, 2013

  • Anastasia

    You're wrong as the deuce
    And you shouldn't rejoice
    If you're calling him Seuss.
    He pronounces it Soice!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are inside roaming around. I am wearing a red coat standing next to the Alison Bechdel table.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are in strand, look for the girl with yellow roses

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running 15 mins late. Will try to find you in strand !

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the subway but the trains in Brooklyn do weird things on the weekend. I apologize if I'm late

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone needs to contact me:[masked]

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay so meet in front of the Strand tomorrow at 230pm but again how do we decide gifting opportunities? Like who gets who?

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I like the sorting hat idea! Just make sure to bring hat and write everyones name down.

      April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will!

      April 21, 2013

  • Anastasia

    I'm probably going to have to leave around 4:15. Is that too little time? I just wanna make it downtown with enough time to try and catch the rocket launch (which, you'd all be more than welcome to come to.) I'm just going to hop on the SI ferry and watch towards the south east nothing fancy.

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am sure is enough time to do the rose/book!

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like this idea! Let's meet in front of stand tomorrow

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We should set a specific place. Let's say in front of the Strand?

    April 20, 2013

  • Cristin M.

    Doesn't look like I'll be able to make this day. I hope you ladies have a lovely time. :)

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where exactly in Union Square are we all meeting? Plus how are we coordinating the gifting?

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In front of the whole foods?

      April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That will work Berta. How about the gifting situation?

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any way we can move this to the weekend -- The 20th for example? i would love to do this but just realized I have report card night.

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I send an email asking which day was better, is it Sunday 21 okay?

      April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sunday is okay!

      April 19, 2013

  • Anastasia

    So we don't bring roses or books, correct?

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ladies, what do you think of Sunday 21st?

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to do this! Let us move the time to 6pm at we meet up at Argo Tea Cafe?

    April 17, 2013

  • Robbyn M.

    Love this but I'm working that day! Let me know if there's a different day scheduled.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What do you think of doing this on Sunday April 21?

    April 17, 2013

  • Caitlin

    what if we did a sunday morning brunch?

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would you like to move this to Saturday so we can still do the rose/book thing and lunch? Or would it be better to move it to later, like 6pm? The Bookstore in Union Square is probably still open.

    April 13, 2013

    • Linnea

      any time Tuesday works for me...I am working Saturday so I couldn't hang out until 6PM

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The day in Spain is the 23 but i can change it

    March 4, 2013

    • Anastasia

      What about just a bit later in the day? I think that should make it a little easier for most to attend.

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • Marie

    Didn't realize this was a Tuesday

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this idea but I will be working as well.

    March 4, 2013

  • Josie

    oh yea, just realized I'd be at work at this time too. but I'd love to meet up and celebrate after!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized this is during the time I'll be at work. If plans change and you decide to do something later in the day, after 5:30pm, then I'd love to join in.

    March 4, 2013

  • Meena

    Sounds like fun, but I'd be at work then. :(

    January 21, 2013

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