Watch What is St Andrew’s Day Video | British English Holidays

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“In 2006 the Scottish Parliament declared St Andrew’s Day – or the feast of Saint Andrew – a bank holiday.

“If November 30 falls on a weekend then the following Monday is made the public holiday instead.

“Although it is a bank holiday, banks are not required to close and employers are not obliged to give their workers a day off.

“The University of St Andrews traditionally gives the day off for all students as a free holiday but it’s not a set rule.

“Andrew the Apostle was a Christian and the elder brother of Saint Peter – both were disciples of Jesus.

“He was a fisherman, and is often depicted with fishing nets, and was Jesus’ first disciple – baptised by John the Baptist.”

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