Tuesday, 30 November 2010


According to Wikipedia, St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew and it is celebrated on 30 November.

Scotland.Org: The Official Gateway to Scotland describes St. Andrew's Day is "...Scotland’s national day. There will be parties galore in Scotland..."

Although it was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2005 as a Bank Holiday, I doubt very much of its impact.

To many of us it is just another at work. Some of the school children had a day off yesterday, and if it wasn't a holiday yesterday, they would've got the day off anyways because many schools were closed due to the snow. (Except for my Cubs who had to go to school, aww poor thing. :P)

Politically, it seemed that this St. Andrew's Day will make a difference with the coalition in London to set agenda with today's publication of its Scotland's Bill.

I am curious to hear what the children at Cubs tonight think of St. Andrew's Day. Somehow I just feel that as significant and symbolic as St. Andrew's Day should be, it just somehow feel it did not serve its purpose.

Hopefully in years to come, the vision and real meaning of St. Andrew's Day for Scotland will materialise. Unfortunately for now, it provides a reason for the English folk across the borders to poke fun of all things Scottish, as heard on the radio on the way to work this morning. Not that there needs to be a day in particular if there are folks who do want ridicule other folks' heritage anyways.

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