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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
St. Andrew's Day,
The National Day of Scotland

When is St Andrew's Day?

St Andrew's Day is on 30 November.

St Andrew's Day is celebrated in Scotland on 30 November, in honour of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

What does the flag of St Andrew look like?

St Andrew's flag
St Andrew's flag is also the flag of Scotland

Who was St Andrew?

St. Andrew was one of Christ's twelve apostles. Some of his bones are said to have been brought to what is now St. Andrews in Fife during the 4th century. Since medieval times the X-shaped saltire cross upon which St. Andrew was supposedly crucified has been the Scottish national symbol.

What is the national emblems of Scotland?

thistleThe national emblem and national flower of Scotland is the thistle, a prickly-leaved purple flower which was first used in the 15th century as a symbol of defence.

The Scottish Bluebell is also seen as the flower of Scotland.

What is the National Dress of /Scotland?

The national dress of Scotland is a kilt with shirt, waistcoat and tweed jacket, stockings with garter flashes, brogue shoes and a sporran.

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She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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