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This is a Christian celebration and Scottish National Day

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.  The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034–1093). It was thought that ritual slaughter of animals associated with Samhain was moved to this date, so as to assure enough animals were kept alive for winter. But it is only in more recent times that the 30 November has been given national holiday status.

Location

United Kingdom

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Contact: Becky Lamyman
E: rsl7@kent.ac.uk
Categories: Religious festivals

 

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