Friday, 29 November 2013

Saint Andrew's Day


St. Andrew's Day is the feast of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November.

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, part of the United Kingdom.

The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034 - 1093). But it is only in more recent times that the 30 November has been given national holiday status.

The Scottish flag, the Saltire, represents Saint Andrew's crucifiction, he was crucified in an X-shape.

Scots celebrate this festival with traditional dancing and music, and with eating traditional food such as haggis.   They will also, no doubt, drink some of Scotland's famous whiskey.

Our students have been learning a little about Scotland in their lessons this week.

 

 

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