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

ILLINOIS

174th Annual St. Andrew's Day Gala Dec 7-8, Rockwell on the River, Chicago, Illinois

Oklahoma

St. Andrews Pot Luck Dinner Nov 30 at 6 PM Town & Country Christian Church, Yukon Oklahoma

Missouri

St. Andrew's Day Dinner

Nov 22 at 6 PM The Racquet Club, St. Louis

Iowa

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, Des Moines Golf & Country Club Nov. 23

Nebraska

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.

Alabama

St. Andrew's Dinner Nov. 9, 6:30 PM Presbyterian Westminister Church, Mobile, Ala.

Arizona

St. Andrew's Day Festival, Nov 23, 6:30-9:00 PM, ICC 1106 N Central Ave, Phoenix

Colorado

St. Andrew's Gala, Nov 23, Pinehurst Country Club, Denver Co, 303-985-1551

Oregon

St. Andrew's Day Party in the Pub, 5:00 PM, Good Life Brewing, 70 SW Century Drl, Bend, OR 97702 541-728-0749

Washington

The Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society of Seattle, contact at Box 27278, Seattle, WA 98165

New York

St. Andrew's Day Dinner, Nov. 30 6:00 PM, The Tailor Public House, NYC

Virginia

Scottish Federation of the Virginia Highlands

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