Wishing everyone a Happy St. Andrew’s Day.
The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival in Scotland is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034 – 1093). It is only in more recent times that the 30 November has been given national holiday status. St Andrew’s Day is an official flag day in Scotland.
Although most commonly associated with Scotland, at least in the English-speaking world, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Cyprus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Saint Andrew, Barbados.