Saint Andrews Day, November 30

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St. Andrew’s Day to be Celebrated in Scotland Tomorrow

Although several countries celebrate St. Andrew’s Day tomorrow, perhaps the largest celebrations will be in Scotland. The Scots will celebrate their saint with a national holiday, after all, he is the Patron Saint of Scotland. This is the day to celebrate Scottish culture, food and dance.

St. Andrew’s was the brother of St. Peter. He was one of the twelve apostles. The St. Andrew’s flag is the flag of Scotland. It is in the form of a white X on a blue background and is commonly known as The Saltire.

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Although November 30 is the official day of celebration, The Saltire Festival takes place from November 24-30. During this time people enjoy a day at the races. It is not uncommon for people to wear their best clothes which includes a Scottish twist. Most everyone will visit their favorite food and drink events, listen to live music, and explore the history of this special time of the year.

The nation’s capital offers storytelling events along with traditional music. There is also street food, sweet treats along with seasonal crafts presented by the locals.

St. Andrew’s Day is the official opening of Scotland’s amazing Winter Festivals. This includes other seasonal highlights including Hogmanay and Burns Night.

It’s time to put on your kilts and join in the many festivities.

 

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