30th November is known as "St. Andrews day". (Patron saint of scotland). This is celebrated by many scots not because of religious convictions but because it is an opportunity to present a pride in things related to Scotland. They may have Celiedh's with scottish country dancing, bring out the Tartan Kilts and bagpipes, sing scottish songs and not forgetting "Haggis and neeps". ( same things could happen on Rabbie Burns day) Though as Baptists we would not venerate the saints, as an opportunity to witness we have sometimes had a "Scottish evening" and included a short word about things important to Andrew. Looking at the N.T. you will notice that he was always bringing others to the saviour. How do others make use of patriotic occassions to point to the Saviour? yours, Jon.