Google is celebrating St Andrew’s day by way of a new tartan-wearing, Scottish flag waving doodle.
St Andrew, who is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, was one of the disciples of Jesus. He was killed by the Romans in the city of Patras in Greece, who crucified him on a X shaped cross. The cross would later become the Saltire on Scotland’s flag, the Telegraph reports.
Saint Andrew, who was himself a fisherman, is credited for spreading Christianity through out Greece and Asia Minor.
St Andrew’s Day also signals the start of Scottish winter festivals which end in January on Burns Night 25 January.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a message to the people of Scotland on behalf of US President Barack Obama and the people of USA.
“Scotland’s unique culture and traditions have long been admired around the world, and the special ties between our two nations date back to the founding of the United States,” the message read.