St. Andrew’s Day
Celebrating our Patron Saint: Andrew
2020 St. Andrew's Day Dinner
CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
Friday, November 20th, 2020
Cocktails at 6:30 followed by dinner at 7:30.
Cash bar all evening.
The Racquet Club
476 North Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Enter the driveway off of Kingshighway and park in the club's lot behind the building. The well-lit parking lot is monitored by a security guard throughout our event.
$50 Non-Member Tickets
$40 Member Tickets
Please consider joining the Society to take advantage of the discounted tickets for this event.
Tickets are available for online purchase at the links above or in our Online Store. You can also mail a check to our post office box at:
Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis
Attn: St Andrew's Tickets
PO Box 50306
St. Louis, MO 63105
Unfortunately, the Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 St. Andrew's Day dinner in light of recent virus trends and the new "Safer At Home" order issued by St. Louis County. While our dinner was meant to be in the City, enough participants had canceled their reservations or expressed serious concerns about attending. We look forward to brining this event back in grand fashion in 2021. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these trying times.
On November 30th, Scots around the world honor the legacy of Andrew to Apostle, the patron saint of Scotland. As the namesake for Scottish societies around the world, he's a central part of the country's national identity. Many claim that the bones of St. Andrew were brought to Scotland, historically on the grounds of the modern day town of St. Andrews.
The most enduring legend of St. Andrew's influence Scotland came from the heat of battle. In 832 AD, an army of Picts and Scots led by Oengus II was on the eve of battling a significantly larger army of Angles in the region of East Lothian. That night, he prayed that if he and his army won the battle, he would proclaim St. Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland. When morning arrived he saw what he took as divine inspiration: two long white clouds in the formation of an 'X' hovered in the sky above his army.
Spurred on by this miracle, Oengus' combined army soundly defeated the Angles and immediately after, he proclaimed St. Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland. That image of white clouds against the sky blue background became the legendary inspiration for the Scottish national flag.
See some photos below of our 2019 event.