Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!

get-yer-kilt-oot-it-s-st-andrew-s-dayLet us begin the winter feasting season in the old north.  Not just a Scottish or Christian holy day, much of Europe is tied to animal slaughter and feast days to kick off the long dark season.  From and anthropological and historical perspective the feast itself is thought to be a Christianisation of Saturnalia and Samhain festivals.  Give a Scot an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry, and let the fun begin!

St-Andrew's-Doo-Chris-Close-ed.previewAnd finally, I leave you with Clanadonia and the excellent montage and music from www.scotland.org.

Scotland!

As if she needed to advertise.  A wonderful place.

A great video on Vimeo and music by Clanadonia.

Scotland.org and Blipfoto present 1,507 entries, 715 photos, 32 countries, 2 months between St Andrew’s Day 2011 and Burns Night 2012.

The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, would like to thank everyone who took part in this film.