St Andrew's Day is celebrated by Scottish people, both in Scotland and apparently more-so by those who live abroad. (There are many St. Andrew's Societies in places where Scottish people emigrated to.)
St. Andrew's Day used to be a very popular feast day in Scotland. It was a common custom for farm workers and labourers to go "St. Andra'ing", they would catch rabbits and hares and later on in the day would feast and drink. :burp: As with many Saint's days, it is not a national holiday.
Many people wonder what they should eat on St. Andrew's Day. As Andrew was a apparently a fisherman, you could eat fish. Otherwise you could eat any traditional Scottish food.
It used to be that a singed sheep's head was traditional! :vomit:
One of the first times that Andrew is recognised officially as the patron saint of Scotland was at the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. This was a declaration signed by many of the Scottish noblemen, as well as Robert the Bruce, asserting Scotland's independence from England.
The "Order of Saint Andrew" or the "Most Ancient Order of the Thistle" is an order of Knighthood which is restricted to the King or Queen and sixteen others. It was established by James VII of Scotland in 1687.