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Nov 30

St. Andrew's Day

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"Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh!"

~ Happy St. Andrew's Day

The feast of Andrew is observed on 30 November in both the Eastern and Western churches, and is the national day of Scotland. In addition to being the patron saint of many of countries including Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Cyprus, and more. St. Andrew is also the patron saint of: fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, and protection against sore throats, convulsions, fever, and whooping cough!

Happy St. Andrew's Day, November 30th!

 

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and of Barbados, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania,  Prussia, and many more cities and ecclesiastical territories.

 

He is the patron saint of fishermen, fishmongers, rope-makers, singers, spinsters, maidens, old maids, and women wishing to be mothers.  He is traditionally appealed to by sufferers of gout and of sore throats.

 

Created originally to celebrate the Seven Hundredth Anniversary of the game of bowling at The World Bowling Championships at Northfield Park Ayr in the year 2004,  this tartan has since been adopted to commemorate St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. 

 

The colours incorporate the blue and white of the St. Andrew's Cross with the purple and green of the thistle.

 

For more on how St. Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland, click his image in stained glass.