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St Andrew's Day: The National Day of Scotland

November 30, 2017 1 min read

St Andrew's Day: The National Day of Scotland

On Saturday 30 November St Andrew's Day will be celebrated across Scotland, commemorating the life of the patron saint.

St Andrew's Day is thought to have originated as a national celebration sometime during the reign of Malcolm III in the 11th century. However, it wasn't until the 18th when the popular celebration of St Andrew became commonplace, which was in a large way due to the advocacy of St Andrew's societies around the world.  

St Andrew's Day focuses on celebrating the philosophy and principles of St Andrew, particularly his generosity and sense of fairness, which is embodied in Scottish culture.

The day is marked in a number of different ways, but normally involves a celebration of Scottish culture, including dancing, music, food, and drink, and spending time with friends and family. 

Click here if you want to find out more about St Andrew and St Andrew's Day. 

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