St. Andrew's Day

St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on the night between 29 and 30 October. It ‘s the last day before Advent.Title Andrew was Christian Apostle and brother of St. Peter. The name ‘Andrew’ means m

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St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on the night between 29 and 30 October. It ‘s the last day before Advent.

Title Andrew was Christian Apostle and brother of St. Peter. The name ‘Andrew’ means manhood or valour.

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day. There, a bank holiday, is celebrated reverently St Andrew's day, i. e. 30 November, there worship him reverently eat and drink.

Once Andrew's omens were for unmarried girls. Andrew initially treated very seriously, and the omens were held only individually, in isolation, in later times took the form of collective, organized in peer groups on the issue of girls, and today turned into a leisurely fun that brings together young people of both sexes.

St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated in several countries, for example:
- Germany - Andreasnacht (St. Andrew's Night)
- Austria - Andreasgebet (St. Andrew's Prayer)
- Poland - Andrzejki (Andrew)
- Czech Republic
- Slovakia
- Romania

Sample divination:

- If girl fasted all day and prayed to St. Andrew, the dream could reveal to her future lover
- If girl cuts off by the bride on the day of Saint Andrew sprig of cherries or cherries bloomed on Christmas Eve, she could count on speedy going to marry
- Random items of symbolic significance such as leaf meant spinsterhood, ring or ribbon cap - close to the wedding, the rosary - the religious state
- Pouring cold water wax on the key and predicting the shape of the congealed mass or a shadow cast by her future lover silhouettes, accessories related to his profession, etc.
- From wall to set the threshold for a second meeting girls shoes: the shoe is the first to reach the threshold would be the first to marry
- Participants write the names of fun on card. Then a girl from the clean side pierces card with the names of the boys so that they don’t see. The girl was later to marry a boy named, which pierced.

Very popular proverb in Poland which is connected with title holiday is:

„Na swietego Andrzeja dziewkom z wrózby nadzieja”.

It means when girls make omens In St. Andrew’s Day, is possibility that those prophecies come true .

In Poland, the male counterpart St. Andrew’s Day is Katarzynki (Catherine’s Day). Polish celebrated it in night between 24th and 25th October, but it isn’t very popular.


So enjoy your omens (;
Love, Magda
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