Fast facts about Saint Andrew #2

By Andrew  

With St. Andrew’s day fast approaching here’s some quick fast facts about the Patron Saint of Scotland.

  • St Andrew’s Day is a bank holiday in Scotland but entitlement to leave depends on the employer
  • St Andrew is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece and Russia
  • Scotland is one of the few countries to have one of Christs disciples as their patron saint
  • St Andrew was one of the Twelve Apostles (disciples of Jesus) and brother of St Peter
  • St Andrew is believed to have died on a diagonally transversed cross which the Romans sometimes used for executions and which, therefore, came to be called St Andrews Cross
  • St Andrew’s Day is connected with Advent, which begins on the first Sunday after November 26

 

With thanks to www.scotland.org