St. Andrews Day is celebrated in Scotland on November 30 and is the most important festival in the country. Since ancient times, the Apostle Andrew was considered the heavenly patron of the state. The famous St. Andrew’s Cross even ascended to the flag of the country and became one of the main symbols. Also, the date opens the winter vacation season!
Researchers claim that the holiday has been traditionally celebrated since the 11th century. It’s great that he has survived to this day and retained the essence! The government made it official only in 2006. Today, many organizations enjoy a day off. Students also do not stand aside by not attending school today.
St. Andrews is very important to the consciousness of the Scots. Historical data suggests that he had fellowship with Jesus, attended the Last Supper. His life ended just as tragically: for his beliefs, he was tied to an x-shaped cross on November 30, 60 BC. He was not nailed on purpose, so that death would be especially painful. The relics were brought to Scotland and are still here.
Remarkable moments about St. Andrews:
- in honor of him, a cathedral was created in Greece – it is the largest in the world;
- his life tells about 49 cases of the resurrection of the murdered;
- was one of the 12 apostles;
- is one of the disciples to whom Christ on the Mount of Olives revealed the fate of the world;
- from childhood he decided to open himself to the Lord and refused to create a family;
- was fond of fishing.
How to celebrate
If possible, visit Scotland! The main events take place in Edinburgh. Watch the broadcast from the scene on the Internet. Learn about the life of St. Andrews more – read the relevant literature. Organize your own holiday, invite your friends and celebrate it together.
When is St. Andrew’s Day celebrated in 2022?
St. Andrew’s Day is observed on November 30 each year.