Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scots, Russians, Cypriots mark St. Andrew's feast

Since 1320, Apostle venerated as protector of the Highlands and Lowlands
St. Andrew's feast day was on Nov. 30th.
The Economist has published a recap of the various activities around the globe that were held to honour St. Andrew:
The diagonal white cross of St. Andrew was flying defiantly in Edinburgh...Alex Salmond, head of the Scottish Nationalists, used the national holiday to stir patriotic feeling ahead of next year's independence ballot.
St. Andrew's Cross (Saltire Cross) is Scotland's national flag.
Even Salmond's reaction to the Glasgow helicopter crash mentioned the saint; the politician said it was a good moment to take pride in Scotland's resilience.
Read the entire article here.

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