As the Scottish patron saint day, St Andrew's celebrations are exclusive to Scotland with no other part of the UK marking November 30. 

Officially, St Andrew's Day is a bank holiday in Scotland however it doesn't necessarily mean we get a day off work...

Here's everything you need to know...

Is St Andrew's Day a bank holiday in Scotland?

St Andrew's Day was officially declared a bank holiday by the Scottish government in 2006. 

However, banks are not required to close on November 30 if they do not want to. 

If 30 November occurs on a weekend, the bank holiday is moved to the following Monday.

Do we get a day off for St Andrew's day?

Despite being a bank holiday, employers are not actually required by law to give employees a holiday on the St Andrew's Day bank holiday.

Meanwhile, schools do not take St Andrew's Day off meaning pupils are still required to go to school. 

When is St Andrew's Day 2021?

This year St Andrew's Day will fall on Tuesday November 30. 

What happens on St Andrew's Day? 

On St Andrew's Day, the saltire must be flown on all Scottish government buildings. 

Any celebrations tend to revolve around Scottish food and drink like haggis and whisky as well as traditional music and dancing.

When are the next bank holidays in Scotland?

After St Andrew's Day, the next bank holidays in Scotland are as follows: 

  • Monday December 27 2021: Christmas Day (substitute day)
  • Tuesday December 28 2021: Boxing Day (substitute day)
  • Monday January 3 2022: New Year's Day (substitute day)
  • Tuesday January 4 2022: Tuesday January 2 (substitute day)
  • Friday April 15 2022: Good Friday
  • Monday May 2 2022: Early May bank holiday
  • Thursday June 2 2022: Spring bank holiday
  • Friday June 3 2022: Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • Monday August 1 2022: Summer bank holiday
  • Wednesday November 30 2022: St Andrew's Day
  • Monday December 26 2022: Boxing Day
  • Tuesday December 27 2022: Christmas Day (substitute day)