St Andrew's Day

St Andrew's Day is the national Day of  Scotland, and is held on 30th November.
St Andrew was one of the original apostles who were fisherman along with his brother peter. There is not much about his life, but after the crucifixion of Jesus, he preached to people. When roman decided to crucify him he asked for his crucifixion to be different from that of Jesus and Roman crucified him on the diagonal pieces of wood. The saltire symbol originated here
White on the Scotland saltire flag represents honesty and peace. Meanwhile, the blue is a symbol of perseverance, loyalty, truth. The proportion of the flag is not fixed but usually falls within 1:2, 2:3, 3:5, or 4:5 while the bars 20% of the width of the flag. 
Embassies of the United Kingdom have in recent years started flying the Saltire on St Andrew's day. People can fly the St Andrew day flag at any time. They can be flown by companies, individuals, hospitals schools, and local authorities. 

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