Today, November 30th, is Saint Andrew's Day - St. Andrew being the Patron Saint of Scotland. In his honour my friend J, whose late husband was a Scot, has bought a haggis to cook for her tea and my friend W has run the Scottish flag up her flagpole.
Sadly we English don't seem to celebrate our Patron Saint's day do we? April 23rd is St. George's Day but as far as I know nothing is special about it. The Scots seem to celebrate St. Andrew and the Welsh certainly celebrate St. David by wearing a daffodil.
I am afraid that I didn't even know who St. Andrew was, so if you are the same I will tell you that he was one of the apostles - a brother of St. Peter and was adopted as the Patron Saint of Scotland in the eighth century. So Happy Saint Andrew's Day to all you Scots out there.
January 4, 2023: With gratitude to Rebecca Solnit / Reruns from January 30, 31 and February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2007: Mona Lisa and the Clown and the Cool Rain of the Law (1985), Woman Trying to Remember What She is Trying to Forget (1986), Painting in America (1986), Full Moon, Chair and Planter Rising (1986), Church of the Holy Contradiction, and Untitled Scene (1986)