St. Andrew’s Day 2022

St. Andrew's Day 2022

St. Andrew’s Day 2022 – Today’s Doodle celebrates St. Andrew’s Day in Scotland. Each year on November 30th, the skirl of bagpipes fill the air as the Scottish enjoy their national day. This is one of the most important dates in the Scottish calendar after Burns Night and Hogmanay, signalling the beginning of Scotland’s Winter Festival each year.

Sources state that Andrew started life as a fisherman along with his brother Peter, as shown in today’s Doodle. Ever since 1320, St. Andrew has been the patron saint and national symbol of Scotland. Scotland’s blue and white national flag was established as early as 1540. Today, the flag, also known as the St. Andrew’s Cross, decorates buildings, homes and even the faces of Scottish people.

Ceilidhs are traditional Scottish parties that often take place in cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. Friends and family dress in festive plaid kilts and dance to a blend of modern pop and Scottish folk music. People also eat national dishes like cullen skink, a creamy fish soup, served with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes). 

Happy St. Andrew’s Day, Scotland!

You can find more about St. Andrew’s Day 2022 on the official Google Doodle Page


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