30 November: Celebration of Saint Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland
Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh = Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!
In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, St Andrew's Day (30 November) is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. Schools across Scotland hold special St Andrew's Day events and activities including art shows, Scottish country dancing, lunchtime ceilidhs, dance festivals, storytelling, reciting and writing poems, writing tall tales, cooking traditional Scottish meals, and bagpipe-playing. In Scotland the day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals encompassing St Andrew's Day, Hogmany,and Burns Night.