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Happy St. Andrew’s Day! https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-andrews-day-printables


Whether it’s called “Saint Jean Baptiste Day”, “la Saint-Jean”, or the “Fête Nationale du Québec”, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist is a time for religious and patriotic festivities in the Canadian province of Québec. The religious aspect is centuries old, but the patriotic connection didn’t come about until a journalist named Ludger […]


Question: Why do people from all over the world gather in Capistrano, California on St. Joseph’s Day (March 19th)? Answer: They gather to witness the return of the cliff swallows. The swallows leave Capistrano around October 23rd (San Juan Day), and travel six thousand miles to Goya, Corrientes in Argentina to spend the winter there. […]


St. Lucia’s Day is one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in Sweden, and is also celebrated in Norway, Finland, Denmark, Croatia, and Bosnia. St. Lucia was a young girl martyred for her faith in 304 AD. Because her feast day fell near the Winter Solstice, the monks who brought Christianity to Sweden used her story […]


Question: Does Santa Claus really go all over the world in just one night? Answer: No. In some European countries, December 25th is strictly a religious holiday, so the children there get their presents from St. Nicholas on December 6th (St. Nicholas Day), and those in Russia and other Orthodox countries have to wait until […]


Being of semi-Scottish descent (Clan Stewart) I have to acknowledge Scotland’s patron saint, who met his end on the X-shaped cross reflected on its flag (the oldest ongoing flag in the world). St. Andrew has been Scotland’s patron saint since the ninth century, but his feast day did not gain royal assent until 2007. St. […]

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