St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on the 30th of November and it is is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday.
The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034–1093). It was thought that ritual slaughter of animals associated with Samhain was moved to this date, so as to assure enough animals were kept alive for Winter. But it is only in more recent times when the 30th November is a national holiday.
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