Have you heard of the famous Irish holiday St. Patrick's Day?
Did you know that Scotland also has a famous holiday named after a Saint?
This holiday is called St. Andrew's Day and it is on the 30th November every year.
Some interesting facts:
- Saint Andrew is Scotland's patron saint. This means he is the protector and guardian of Scotland.
- Saint Andrew is also the patron saint to other counties such as: Greece, Romania, Russia and Barbados!
- St Andrew has been celebrated in Scotland for over a thousand years, with feasts being held in his honour as far back as the year 1000 AD.
- The flag of Scotland, the St Andrew’s Cross, was chosen in honour of him.
- The ancient town of St Andrews was named due to its claim of being the final resting place of St Andrew.
- Saint Andrew was a very kind and generous man.
- Saint Andrew died in the same way as Jesus Crist.
- St. Andrew's day is celebrated by dancing, eating and drinking.
Guardian - a person who protects or defends something
Feasts - a large meal, usually for a celebration
Honour - high respect
Ancient - very old and belonging to the past. Usllay no longer in existence.
Resting - a grave