Day 114 My Journey from 64 to 65 St Andrews Day
Saint Andrew’s Day is the national day of Scotland, celebrated annually on November 30th in honour of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. It is a public holiday in Scotland, although it is not widely celebrated outside of the country.
On this day, many Scottish people wear the national dress and celebrate their culture and heritage through various events and activities, including parades, concerts, and ceilidhs (traditional Scottish dances). The Scottish flag, also known as the Saltire, is flown throughout the country, and people often decorate their homes and workplaces with Scottish flags and symbols.
There are also traditional Scottish foods that are often enjoyed on Saint Andrew’s Day, such as haggis (a savoury pudding made from sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs), neeps and tatties (mashed turnips and potatoes), and whisky (Scotland’s national drink). Also the preferred choice for a Burns Supper celebrated on or around January the 25th to celebrate the birthday of the bard Robert Burns.
Overall, Saint Andrew’s Day is an important day for Scottish people to come together and celebrate their history, culture, and national identity.