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30 November 2019 06:39

St Andrew's Day

ST Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day and is celebrated each year on November 30. Google has also marked the occasion with a Doodle in 2019. Here's more about the day. 3 St Andrew's Day is a public holiday in Scotland every November 30 Credit: Getty Images Is St Andrew's Day a public holiday in Scotland? In 2006 the Scottish Parliament declared St Andrew's Day - or the feast of Saint Andrew - a bank holiday.

If November 30 falls on a weekend then the following Monday is made the public holiday instead. Although it is a bank holiday, banks are not required to close and employers are not obliged to give their workers a day off. The University of St Andrews traditionally gives the day off for all students as a free holiday but it's not a set rule. 3 St Andrew's Day is celebrated with traditional ceilidh dancing, pictured, classic Scottish meals like haggis, neeps and tatties and music Andrew the Apostle was a Christian and the elder brother of Saint Peter - both were disciples of Jesus. He was a fisherman, and is often depicted with fishing nets, and was Jesus' first disciple - baptised by John the Baptist.

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He is referenced throughout the the gospels in the Bible's New Testament and he preached regularly in an attempt to convert people to the Christian faith. He is first mentioned in the Bible in the gospel of Matthew. Andrew was a fisherman along with his brother Peter and Jesus called them to be his followers as the fishing on the Sea of Galilee. He is also mentioned in the gospel according to John during the feeding of the 5,000. It was he who brought the boy with the lunch of five loaves and two fish to Jesus - that eventually turned into a meal for them all. He is only mentioned once after Jesus's resurrection and ascension into heaven, in Acts chapter 1, as he met with the other disciples in the upper room. He was martyred on an X-shaped cross on November 30 60AD by order of the Roman governor Aegeas. Relics of Andrew are scattered within the many countries who claim him as their patron saint. They are kept at the Basilica of St Andrew in Greece, in Amalfi Cathedal (the Duomo di Sant'Andrea) in Italy, St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert in Poland. He became Scotland's patron saint in the 10th century. 3 Luca Demarco gives a plug for St Andrew's Day Credit: PA:Press Association How is Saint Andrew being celebrated? Scotland marks the national holiday with festivities, including traditional Scottish foods like haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as parades, music and dancing. In Glasgow, hundreds of punters, pipebands, and fire dancers will hit the city's West End for the St Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade. The celebration kicks off Scotland's winter festival season, which includes St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay (the last day of the year) and then Burns Night, which celebrates the life of the poet Robert Burns on his birthday - January 25. In Edinburgh there is a week of celebrations, comprising of music and traditional ceilidh dancing, as well as parties in Glasgow and Dumfries. The occasion is also marked around the world in countries with Scottish connections such as Barbados, which marks its national day of Independence on St Andrew's Day. St Andrew's Day celebrations in Scotland are thought to go back to the reign of Malcolm III, who moved the Samhain – Halloween – to coincide with this date in order to make sure enough animals were kept alive for winter stocks. In 2018 a Google Doodle with dancing thistles was used to celebrate the special day. READ MORE: Who was St Andrew, what did he do and why is he the patron saint of Scotland? Face of 'Jesus' appears on a wall during mass in Argentina sparking claims of divine intervention Want to celebrate St Andrew's Day? Here's The Scottish Sun's top ten places to party Jesus wasn't even crucified, according to a new book dedicated to dispelling myths about Christ's execution Share Tweet Pin 0 shares Holy person Andrew is commended with celebrations including conventional nourishment and move, while Google Doodle has denoted the event ST Andrew's Day is Scotland's legitimate national day and is commended every year on November 30. Google has additionally denoted the event with a Doodle in 2019. Here's increasingly about the day. Is St Andrew's Day an open occasion in Scotland? In 2006 the Scottish Parliament announced St Andrew's Day – or the blowout of Saint Andrew – a bank occasion. In the event that November 30 falls on an end of the week, at that point the next Monday is made people in general occasion. Despite the fact that it is a bank occasion, banks are not required to close and managers are not obliged to give their laborers a day away from work. The University of St Andrews customarily gives the vacation day for all understudies as a free occasion however it is anything but a set guideline. Who was Saint Andrew? Andrew the Apostle was a Christian and the senior sibling of Saint Peter – both were devotees of Jesus. They was an angler, and is regularly delineated with angling nets, and was Jesus' first pupil – absolved by John the Baptist. They is referenced all through the accounts in the Bible's New Testament and they lectured normally trying to change over individuals to the Christian confidence. They is first referenced in the Bible in the good news of Matthew. Andrew was an angler alongside their sibling Peter and Jesus called them to be their supporters as the angling on the Sea of Galilee. They is additionally referenced in the gospel as per John during the bolstering of the 5,000. It was they who carried the kid with the lunch of five portions and two fish to Jesus – that in the end transformed into a dinner for them all. They is just referenced once after Jesus' restoration and climb into paradise, in Acts part 1, as they met with different educates in the second story room. They was martyred on a X-molded cross on November 30 60AD by request of the Roman senator Aegeas. Relics of Andrew are dispersed inside the numerous nations who guarantee their as their supporter holy person. They are kept at the Basilica of St Andrew in Greece, in Amalfi Cathedal (the Duomo di Sant'Andrea) in Italy, St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh and the Church of St Andrew and St Albert in Poland. They turned into Scotland's benefactor holy person in the tenth century. St Andrew's Day 2019 How is Saint Andrew being praised? Scotland denotes the national occasion with merriments, including customary Scottish nourishments like haggis, neeps and tatties, just as marches, music and moving. In Glasgow, many punters, pipebands, and fire artists will hit the city's West End for the St Andrew's Day Torchlight Parade. The festival commences Scotland's winter celebration season, which incorporates St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay (the most recent day of the year) and afterward Burns Night, which praises the life of the writer Robert Burns on their birthday – January 25. In Edinburgh there is seven days of festivities, including music and customary ceilidh moving, just as gatherings in Glasgow and Dumfries. The event is additionally set apart around the globe in nations with Scottish associations, for example, Barbados, which denotes its national day of Independence on St Andrew's Day. St Andrew's Day festivities in Scotland are thought to return to the rule of Malcolm III, who moved the Samhain – Halloween – to match with this date so as to ensure enough creatures were kept alive for winter stocks. In 2018 a Google Doodle with moving thorns was utilized to praise the uncommon day.