Manuals and instructions for everything

why do we celebrate st andrews day

tPAndrew's Day (or in Scottish Gaelic 'L Naomh Anndrais'),Pcelebrates Scotland'sPpatron saint. It's also an excuse forP
to enjoy a bank holiday. But who wasP St Andrew the Apostle? StPAndrew, according to Christianity's teachings, was one of Jesus Christ's apostlesPand was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee, now part of Israel. His remains were moved 300 years after his death to Constantinople, now Istanbul, by the Emperor Constantine.


He was revered in Scotland from around 1,000 AD but didn't become its official patron saint of ScotlandPuntil the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. Like Jesus, Andrew died a martyrPand was crucified in Greece on an X-shaped cross in 60 AD, rather than the 'T' shape cross that Jesus was crucified on.


This type of cross is also known as a saltire - the symbol that makes up the Scottish flag. wikiHow's mission is to help people learn, and we really hope this article helped you. Now you are helping others, just by visiting wikiHow. Barefoot College is a social enterprise with a mission to connect poor rural communities to technology and education.


By doing so, they empower individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of their communities. Click below to let us know you read this article, and wikiHow will donate to Barefoot College on your behalf. Thanks for helping us achieve our mission of helping people learn how to do anything.

  • Views: 38

why do you kiss the cross on good friday
why do we have a bank holiday
why do we celebrate st andrews day
why do the kkk burn the cross
why do we eat fish good friday
why do we eat fish at easter
why is wales not represented on the union jack