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St Andew’s Day and some fantastic costume choices

Posted on 30th November 2014
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St Andew’s Day and some fantastic costume choices

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All around the world Scots, and others, will be celebrating Saint Andrew’s day, their own patron saint on November 30th. And who can celebrate like the Scots? With local parties as well as many organised events and celebrations it’s certainly a day of fun, but what is the basis for the day and just who was St Andrew? In this blog, we’ll take a brief look at the history of St Andrew and what the day represents as well as looking at some of the fantastic Scottish themed fancy dress which are available should you want to celebrate along with them…
 
Well despite being so intrinsically linked to Scotland, St Andrew was not from Scotland. Son of Jona and Joanna and brother of Simon Peter, it was with no surprise that he joined his family and their business partners as a fisherman in Bethsaida in Palestine. He was curious as a child studying scripture along with astronomy and arithmetic. Later he was to meet John the Baptist and a life of preaching was to follow.
 
It was said that whilst in Greece, Andrew forced his way through a forest inhabited by wolves, bears and tigers much to the surprise of everyone he was unharmed. Finally, in Patras, he was given the choice of being offered as a sacrifice to the gods or being scourged and crucified. He choose crucifixion and requested the cross was diagonal as he like his brother Peter, felt himself unworthy of being crucified on the upright cross of Christ.
 
The most probable storyline sees Saint Wilfrid bringing some of the saint's relics with him after a pilgrimage to Rome. There are different dates purported for the next part of the story, either the eighth or ninth centuries.
 
When faced with the provocation of the Northumberland King Athelstane camping in East Lothian a battle was definitely in the offing. On the eve of the battle St Andrew appeared to Angus in a dream and he was promised victory.  During the actual battle the Scots took heart from a saltire that appeared in the sky. With this to spur them on, Angus won a decisive victory with King Athelstane being killed.  As a debt of gratitude, Angus gave gifts to the church of Saint Regulus at St Andrews and he also ordered that the Cross of Saint Andrew to be the badge of all Picts.
 
It was years later after Robert Bruce's victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, that the Declaration of Arbroath officially inducted Saint Andrew the patron saint of Scotland with the Saltire becoming the national flag of Scotland in 1385.
 
Whatever the truth of the earlier stories, it doesn’t take anything away from the celebrations and we know that you’ll be looking to celebrate St Andrews Day by taking a wee dram with the Scots. And should you want to turn it into a real party, at Karnival Costumes we’ve everything you will need and we’ve a great range of themed national fancy dress and we’ve included a few examples here to see the full range in our section of St Andrews Day costumes or accessories.
 
Scots an Fancy Dress Costume for St Andrews Day                           
 
 
 
Reference: AN0AC458
 
Our Scots Man costume will give you everything you need, kilt, sash and hat. And if you need them we’ve even got the bagpipes to complete the look perfectly. So raise your glass and cheer St Andrew the your fellow Scots!
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Scots Man Costume
 
 
Reference: BJ03757K
For those looking for a little more traditional realism in your Scots costume selection, our Scottish Fancy Dress is the perfect option including jacket, kilt, sash, sock flashes and hat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonnie Scots Lass Costume for women
 
 
Reference:  BJ07734W
 
Both sexy and sassy, this is definitely the outfit to make any red blooded Scotsman put down his glass and take notice. A super outfit which includes a delightful top, skirt, belt and it’s completed with a tartan beret hat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretty Scots Lady Fancy Dress Costume
 
 
Reference: BJ007391
 
For the lady demanding something a little more traditional, this is a Scots costume which has a longer length skirt a pretty blouse and top.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And in addition to our great range of costume we’ve a complete range of Scottish Flags and bunting plus banners and a complete range of St Andrews Day party goods, costume accessories including Glengarry hats, Tom 'O' Shanter hats, balloons, face paints and wigs to compliment this memorable occasion.
 
 
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