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January 24, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

Burns’ Night is celebrated on the 25th January every year and is a celebration of the birth date of Scottish national poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Robert Burns was the son of a farmer. He is said to have had a ‘fondness for the ladies’, and he was an enthusiastic promoter of human welfare […]

November 30, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd

St. Andrew’s Day is on 30th November. It is the official National Day in Scotland, UK, and in 2006 was designated an official public holiday by the Scottish Parliament. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and also Greece, Russia and Romania. He was one of Jesus Christ’s Twelve Apostles and is thought to have […]