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ST ANDREW'S DAY (R8x32)  RSCDS Book 24  1- 8 1s followed by 2s cast on own sides below 3s, meet & lead up to top, 1s cast & face 1 st  corners while 2s end at top  9-16 1s dance round 1 st  corners (RSh), pass LSh in centre, dance round 3 rd  corner RSh, pass partner LSh to face 2 nd  corners 17-24 1s repeat above Fig round 2 nd  corners & 4 th  corners to end BtoB facing corners 25-32 1M with 2L+3L also 1L with 2M+3M circle 3H round to left, dance ½ Double Triangles & turn (about) to end in 2 nd  places
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The recording to accompany RSCDS Book 24 was made by Muriel Johnstone’s SCD Band with Marian Anderson playing accordion. St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew and celebrated on 30 November. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day (Scottish Gaelic: Latha Naomh Anndra) is Scotland's official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St. Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday. If 30 November falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead. The notion that the day should be an official bank holiday was first proposed in 2003. However, the Bill was initially rejected and a compromise deal was reached whereby the holiday would not be an additional entitlement. The First Minister, Jack McConnell, stated that he believed that employers and employees should mark the day with a holiday, but that this should be as a substitute for an existing local holiday, rather than an additional one so although it is a bank holiday, banks are not required to close and employers are not required to give their employees the day off as a holiday. The University of St Andrews gives the day for all the students as a free holiday. St Andrew's Day is an official flag day in Scotland. The Scottish Government's flag-flying regulations state that the Flag of Scotland (The Saltire) shall fly on all its buildings with a flagpole. The Union Flag is also flown if the building has more than one flagpole. The arrangements for the United Kingdom Government in Scotland are the opposite - they fly the Union Flag, and will only fly the Saltire if there is more than one flagpole! Although most commonly associated with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In Germany, the feast day is celebrated as Andreasnacht ("St. Andrew's Night"), in Austria with the custom of Andreasgebet ("St. Andrew's Prayer"), and in Poland as Andrzejki ("Andrews"). In parts of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania, superstitious belief exists that the night before St. Andrew's Day is especially suitable for magic that reveals a young woman's future husband or that binds a future husband to her and many related customs exist.
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