Orthodox believers celebrate St. George's Day on 9th of December. This day, apart from family glory, is celebrated both as a name day and as a glory (slava) day in villages and towns.

St. Great Martyr George the Victorious (in the people known as St. George) lived and suffered during the ungodly Roman Emperor and idolatrous Diocletian (284-305), during which persecution and killing of Christians were carried out. St. George, the son of pious parents and a good soldier of Christ, finished a military school and was in service with this emperor.
In his 20s he received the rank of tribune, a military elder and imperial lawmaker. Knowing that because of the faith in Christ he would soon suffer, after the death of his mother, he distributed the property to the poor, and liberated the slaves. He could not endure injustice. He bravely stood before the king, the princes, and the senators and declared: "I am a servant to Christ, my God ... until you persecute and torture those innocent people and force your insane idolatry, your idols are not gods, they are not! Christ is the only God! ".
The Czar ordered St. George was thrown into prison and was subjected to the most severe tortures.
In the fierce battle between good and evil, he gave it victory, endured superhuman torture and became the Victory, to testify before the world that love, piety, and faith are stronger than everything.
On the icon St. George is represented on a horse where spear kills a dragon that is under the hoof of the horse with a spear. The story of St. George killing the dragon is based on a popular legend in Christian mythology. According to the legend, St. George killed the dragon that caused great damage to the people.