National Day Of Scotland – St. Andrew’s Day !

When is Saint Andrew’s Day ?

St Andrew’s Day is celebrated in Scotland on 30 November, in honour of  St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

Who was Saint Andrew ?

St. Andrew was one of Christ’s twelve apostles. Some of his bones are said to have been brought to what is now St. Andrews in Fife during the 4th century. Since medieval times the X-shaped saltire cross upon which St. Andrew was supposedly crucified has been the Scottish national symbol.

What is the national emblems of Scotland ?

The national emblem and  national flower of Scotland is the Thistle, a prickly-leaved purple flower which was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defence. The Scottish Bluebell is also seen as the flower of Scotland.

               

THISTLE                                                BLUEBELL

What is the National Day of Scotland ?

The national dress of Scotland is a kilt with shirt, waistcoat and tweed jacket, stockings with garter flashes, brogue shoes and a sporran.

TRADITIONAL KILT

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