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スコットランドの祝日 St. Andrew's Day in Scotland!

2017年11月17日

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

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