Feast of St. Andrew in Romania in 2019

Feast of St. Andrew in Romania in 2019
  How long until Feast of St. Andrew?
This holiday next takes place in 164 days.
  Dates of Feast of St. Andrew in Romania
2020Romania Mon, Nov 30National Holiday
2019Romania Sat, Nov 30National Holiday
2018Romania Fri, Nov 30National Holiday
2017Romania Thu, Nov 30National Holiday
2016Romania Wed, Nov 30National Holiday
  Summary
It is traditionally said that St. Andrew brought Christianity to Romania in the 1st Century AD

When is St. Andrew's Day?

St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew.

The day is celebrated annually on 30th 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 is 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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