Feast of St. Andrew in Romania

Romania Observed in Romania

Saint Andrew's Day is a public Holiday in Romania
Byzantine mosaic portrait of Saint Andrew the apostle

When is the Feast of St. Andrew?

How long until Feast of St Andrew?
This holiday next takes place in 249 Days.
Dates of Feast of St. Andrew
Year Weekday Date
2020 Monday November 30th
2019 Saturday November 30th
2018 Friday November 30th
2017 Thursday November 30th
2016 Wednesday November 30th
1 Day
It is traditionally said that St. Andrew brought Christianity to Romania in the 1st Century AD
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St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew.

The day is celebrated annually on 30 November, as this is the generally accepted date of St. Andrew’s death.

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Romania and the Romanian Orthodox Church and is credited with spreading the gospel to Romania.

Who was St. Andrew?

St Andrew was one of the Twelve disciples of Jesus (Apostles) and was originally a fisherman like his brother, St Peter. St Andrew was credited with spreading the gospel to Romania, Greece and Russia.

In 60AD, he was working in Patras, where he baptised the wife and brother of the Governor, Aegeus. The Governor was so incensed by this, that St Andrew was arrested and crucified.

It is believed that Andrew died on a diagonally transversed cross which the Romans sometimes used for executions and which, therefore, came to be called St Andrews cross. It is said that Andrew could have been crucified on a standard but didn't see himself as worthy enough to die in the same manner as Jesus..

In addition to Romania, Andrew is the patron saint of Barbados, Ukraine, Russia and Scotland.

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