Monday, November 30

St. Andrew's Day : All you need to know

What is St. Andrew's Day?
Saint Andrew's Day, also known as Andermas is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. It is celebrated on 30 November. Saint Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day. It has been a national holiday in Romania since 2015.

Who is St. Andrew?
St. Andrew is a bible figure. The elder brother of Saint Peter was called by Jesus to become a "fisher of men". Andrew began his life as a fisherman in GalileeFor this reason, he is often depicted in paintings with a fishing net.

Why do we celebrate St Andrew's Day?
It's St Andrew's Day on the 30 November. He is the patron saint of Scotland. He is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, and Poland. Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over things.

Is St Andrews Day a holiday?
St Andrew's Day falls on November 30, according to many Christian churches. It is a bank holiday in Scotland.

What do you eat on St Andrews Day?
The main course of haggis should be served with bashed neeps (mashed turnips) and chappit tatties (mashed potatoes).

Which music is played on St. Andrew’s Day?
Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”), coming from the Gaelic word meaning “to party” or “to visit,” is a traditional Scottish country dance that’s all about fun. These events, often held on St. Andrews Day, involve Scottish folk music mixed with modern pop music, dancing, and storytelling. Read more.

How did St. Andrew's die?
Andrew was martyred in the city of Patras in western Greece, where he died by crucifixion following persecution from the Roman Emperor Nero, around 60AD. Read more.

What is the History of St. Andrew's Day in the bible?
The New Testament of the Bible states that Saint Andrew was born in Bethesda and was the younger brother of St. Peter. Both he and Peter were fishermen–until Jesus called them to become “fishers of men.” He is believed to have been at Jesus’s Last Supper and is reported to have died on an “X” shaped cross in Greece. St. Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland since the 9th century. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that St. Andrew’s Day became an official bank holiday in Scotland. Read more.

Why Does Scotland Celebrate St. Andrew’s Day?
According to legend, Óengus II, king of Picts and Scots, led an army against the Angles, a Germanic people that invaded Britain. The Scots were heavily outnumbered, and Óengus prayed the night before the battle, vowing to name St. Andrew the patron saint of Scotland if they won. They came out victorious despite overwhelming odds. Óengus named St. Andrew the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew’s Day marked Scotland’s victory and new nationhood. Read more.

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