Google Doodle: History of St.Andrew’s Day

On a day that sees Scotland mostly covered in snow we at OSM bring you the history of St.Andrew’s day as Google have dedicated their logo to the patron saint of Scotland. You have got to love Google’s style on these doodles, it brings something different to their otherwise seamlessly working search engine. Previously we have had the likes of a Thanksgiving, Halloween, Oscar Wilde and Robert Louis Stevenson.

St.Andrew’s day marks a bank holiday in Scottish calendars every year on the 30th November. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and only back in 2006 the Parliament of Scotland actually designated the 30th November as an official bank holiday being St.Andrew’s Day.

Whilst we would all associate St.Andrew with Scotland, there are more countries that are also fairly commonly associated with him. The likes of Germany have a feast day, they celebrate it as Andreasnacht – St.Andrew’s Night. Other countries that are associated with the patron saint are Poland, Austria, Romania, Russia, and Greece. Should you wish to read more interesting facts about St.Andrew and his day of remembrance in Scotland then click here to be pushed through to wikipedia. If you haven’t seen the Doodle yet then click here to be directed to Google.

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  • hazelwoods

    Sorry, but St Andrew's Day is not a Bank Holiday in Scotland/ ,The Scottish Parliament hoped to have the day designated a Bank Holiday but it hasn't been passed.