St Andrews Day 2016

St. Andrew’s Day is considered a feast day of Saint Andrew. It is commemorated on 30th November.

Saint Andrew is an enthusiast saint of Scotland. St. Andrew's Day is a Scotland's certified nationwide day. In the year of 2006, the Scottish Parliament selected St. Andrew's Day as an authorized bank holiday. Though most frequently associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is a supporter saint of Greece, Russia and Romania.

In Germany, the banquet day is commemorated as the Andreasnacht ("St. Andrew's Night"), in Poland as Andrzejki ("Andrews") and in Austria with the tradition of Andreasgebet ("St. Andrew's Prayer").

St Andrews Day Celebrations and Traditions in Scotland

St Andrews Day Bank Holiday

In the year 2006, Scottish Parliament approved St. Andrew's Day as an authorized Bank Holiday according to Scotland Act 2007. If 30th November comes over a weekend, then the next Monday is celebrated as a bank holiday.

The opinion that the day would be a certified bank holiday initially according to Dennis Canavan, self-governing associate of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West in 2003. On the other hand, the bill he introduced to the Parliament was firstly discarded as an Executive did not facilitate it. A cooperation deal was accomplished whereby holiday would not be an extra privilege. Then its First Minister, Jack McConnell, affirmed that he alleged that employees and employers should notice the day with a holiday, however that this ought to be as a replacement for an accessible local holiday, before other one.

Though it is declared as a bank holiday, banks are not necessarily close and owners are not mandatory to provide their workers leave as a holiday.

St Andrew's Day is an authorized flag day in Scotland. The Union Flag of Scotland is flown with more than one flagstaff. The preparations for United Kingdom Government in Scotland are different. They take wing for the Union Flag, and will simply wing the Saltire if there is additional than one flagstaff.

Related customs in continental Europe

In parts of Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, and Germany, illogical belief survives that the nighttime before St. Andrew's Day is specifically suitable for the supernatural that reveal a young woman's potential husband or that attaches a potential companion to her. Several such traditions exist, for instance the pouring of warm wax direct into water (in Poland, one generally transfers warm wax from a candle throughout a key outlet into frozen water), divining the potential husband's occupation from the form of the resultant piece (associated divinations applying molten metals are still well-liked in Germany on Hogmanay). And in some other areas in Austria, young women would take wine and then present a magic charm, called Andreasgebet (Saint Andrew's prayer) while naked and kicking the straw bed. This ought to magically attract the potential companion. Yet a new custom is to throw a choke over one's shoulder: but it lands pointing to the door, then the woman will marry in the same year.

In some other parts of Slovakia and Czech Republic, young women would note the names of future partners on little parts of paper and attach these into little pieces of cash, called Halusky. At what time cooked, the former one to drift to the outside of would expose the name of their potential husband.

In Poland, it is admired for women to place pieces of the paper (on which they have printed of future companions) under the cushion and earliest thing in the first light they pull one out, which exposes the name of the potential companion.

In Romania, it is usual for young women to deposit 41 grains of wheat under their pillow prior to they fall asleep, and if they vision that somebody is coming to lift their grains that represents that they are intended for marry next year. And in some components of country the young women light a candle from Easter, and carry it, at midnight, to a fountain. And when the water is shimmering lit, they speak a prayer to St. Andrew requesting them to allow them to get a glance of the look of their potential husband. When prayer is over, frequently the water stirs and young women can make out the look of their darling. St. Andrew is the nationwide saint of Romanian Orthodox Church and Romanians.

St Andrews Day Observances

Year Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Observed
2007 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2008 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2008 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2009 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2010 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2011 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2012 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2013 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2013 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2014 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2014 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2015 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2016 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2017 November 30 Thursday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2018 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2019 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2019 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2020 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2021 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2022 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2023 November 30 Thursday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2024 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2024 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2025 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2025 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2026 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2027 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2028 November 30 Thursday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2029 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2030 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2030 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2031 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2031 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2032 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2033 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2034 November 30 Thursday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2035 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2036 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2036 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2037 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2038 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2039 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2040 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2041 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2041 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2042 November 30 Sunday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2042 December1 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2043 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2044 November 30 Wednesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2045 November 30 Thursday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2046 November 30 Friday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2047 November 30 Saturday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2047 December2 Monday St Andrews Day observed Local holiday Scotland
2048 November 30 Monday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland
2049 November 30 Tuesday St Andrews Day Local holiday Scotland

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