British English Holidays – St. Andrew’s Day

British English Holidays – St. Andrew’s Day


hi everyone I’m Gina st. Andrew is a
patron saint of Scotland and st. Andrew’s Day is celebrated on the 30th
of November it’s a Scotland’s national day in this
lesson you’re going to learn about st. Andrew and how his day is marked the
30th of November is a public holiday in Scotland but it was only recently made
so in what year did the Scottish Parliament make it a bank holiday we’ll
show you the answer at the end of this video st. Andrew was one of the twelve
disciples of Jesus Christ and one of the closest to Christ st. Andrew is said to
have been present at the Last Supper he’s the patron saint of Scotland
because legend states that some of his remains were taken to Scotland during
the 4th century to a town now known as st. Andrews the flag of Scotland is a
white cross on an X orientation on a blue background
this cross brought a Saltire is known as the cross or Saint Andrew because when
he was crucified he refused a regular cross and was instead bound to an
x-shaped cross Scotland’s flag is said to be the oldest most continuously used
flag design in the world but the truth of that is open to debate and difficult
proof st. Andrew’s Day is a celebration of all things Scottish in the capital
city Edinburgh there is a week-long celebration with traditional Kayle
dancing Scottish food and bagpipe playing Glasgow holds a big shindig or
party to mark the day schools have special events and demonstrate things
such as dancing and poetry the 30th of November is designated as an
official flag day in Scotland this means that every building with a flagpole must
fly the flag of Scotland on that day and now I’ll give you the answer to the
earlier quiz the 30th of November is a public holiday in Scotland but it was
only recently made so in what year did the Thea fall Scottish Parliament make
it a bank holiday it was made a public holiday in 2006
so those north of the border get a public holiday for their patron saint
but those south of the border in England and Wales do not how is this lesson has
you learned something interesting does your country have official flag days
leave us a comment at English class 101.com and we’ll see you in the next
lesson you

9 Replies to “British English Holidays – St. Andrew’s Day”

  1. Can I just point out that in your description above that you discuss 'holidays in England' and state that 'you'll learn all about St. Andrew's Day in England.' Then tell us about St Andrew's day in Scotland. Scotland is not England. Scotland is not part of England,, it is disrespectful to the nation and people of Scotland to suggest otherwise. Please clarify this for people from abroad, who may not know this.

  2. This is a load of rubbish. St Andrew's Day is NOT a holiday in Scotland. Nobody celebrates this day; they never have! A' week's long ceilidh' would kill most Scots. I live in Edinburgh, this event does NOT take place and neither does the thing she mentions in Glasgow. Deary God, who watches this drivel? (me…obviously). TAKE IT OFF YOUTUBE!….please.

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