CITY Hall will be lit up red and white to mark St George’s Day on Friday.

The flag of England will be flown from the flagpoles in Centenary Square in the city centre and from flagpoles across the district.

The flag of St George, England's patron saint, will also be raised by staff at Bradford Cathedral, who will be sharing a video that they’ve put together about St George and where he is depicted inside the cathedral.

This video will be shown on their YouTube channel.

For the second year in a row the District has had to scale back its St George's Day Celebrations, which usually involve church services and a parade through the city centre by local scouts, due to the pandemic.

Bradford Council’s Museums and Galleries Service will be holding a dragon hunt via its Twitter and Facebook pages @Bradfordmuseums, encouraging people to spot the dragon while they explore the venues online, ahead of their planned reopening next month.

There will also be a colouring in sheet featuring one of the dragons which can be found on a vase at Cliffe Castle in Keighley. Cliffe Castle’s very own Bracewell Dragon will be getting in on the action too.

Bradford Scouts St George's Day Parade takes place

Bradford Libraries will be hosting a special online storytime session for children, with the story of George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell being read live from the Big Red Chair. Visit and search online storytime to join in.

The council’s Visit Bradford team have also put together a blog post with suggestions and ideas for celebrating St George’s Day. Explore the district at

The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Doreen Lee, said: “Due to the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic we will once again be celebrating St George’s Day differently.

"That doesn’t mean we can't have a good time as there are some great online activities that we can all get involved in while learning about St George and discovering places in the district.

"What ever we do to celebrate we need to remember to please continue following the guidelines around washing hands, wearing face coverings, making space and meeting in the fresh air to help stop the spread of Covid-19."