History of St. Andrew’s Day
The New Testament of the Bible states that Saint Andrew was born in Bethesda and was the younger brother of St. Peter. Both he and Peter were fishermen–until Jesus called them to become “fishers of men.” He is believed to have been at Jesus’s Last Supper and is reported to have died on an “X” shaped cross in Greece. St. Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland since the 9th century. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that St. Andrew’s Day became an official bank holiday in Scotland.
A Few Events: Look up your local Scottish Event
174th Annual St. Andrew's Day Gala Dec 7-8, Rockwell on the River, Chicago, Illinois
St. Andrews Pot Luck Dinner Nov 30 at 6 PM Town & Country Christian Church, Yukon Oklahoma
St. Andrew's Day Dinner
Nov 22 at 6 PM The Racquet Club, St. Louis
St. Andrew's Day Dinner, Des Moines Golf & Country Club Nov. 23
St. Andrew's Highland Ball Nov. 9 5:00PM cocktails, 6:00 Program, 7:00 Dinner, A View West (lower level of Foundation One Bank) Omaha, Neb.
St. Andrew's Dinner Nov. 9, 6:30 PM Presbyterian Westminister Church, Mobile, Ala.
St. Andrew's Day Festival, Nov 23, 6:30-9:00 PM, ICC 1106 N Central Ave, Phoenix
St. Andrew's Gala, Nov 23, Pinehurst Country Club, Denver Co, 303-985-1551
St. Andrew's Day Party in the Pub, 5:00 PM, Good Life Brewing, 70 SW Century Drl, Bend, OR 97702 541-728-0749
The Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society of Seattle, contact at Box 27278, Seattle, WA 98165
St. Andrew's Day Dinner, Nov. 30 6:00 PM, The Tailor Public House, NYC
Scottish Federation of the Virginia Highlands