Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ABC Wednesday: K for Kilt

New Zealand is a country of diversed ethnicity. The Maoris came, then the Pakehas meaning foreignors. Among the British stocks are the Scottish. My Sisiter-in-law Karen originally from Christchurch has Scottish ancestry. Dunedin proudly claims to be the the most Scottish city in New Zealand.

New Zealand is one day ahead from and yesterday, we celebrated St Andrew's day with Scottish Bagpipes, Drums and men wearing Scottish Kilts.

St. Andrew's Day is the feast of Saint Andrew, celebrated on 30 November each year. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St. Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day,

Very little is really known about St. Andrew himself. He was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee (now part of Israel), along with his elder brother Simon Peter (Saint Peter). Both became followers (apostles) of Jesus Christ, founder of the Christian religion.

St. Andrew is said to have been responsible for spreading the tenets of the Christian religion though Asia Minor and Greece. Tradition suggests that St. Andrew was put to death by the Romans in Patras, Southern Greece by being pinned to a cross (crucified). The diagonal shape of this cross is said to be the basis for the Cross of St. Andrew which appears on the Scottish Flag.


*** A per-verbal question: What is underneath that Scottish Kilts? A news broadcaster Tamati on National TV refused to confirm or deny what was under it.***



Roger Owen Green said...

The standard answer is that NOTHING is under the kilt. But I haven't checked.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Bradley Hsi said...

A very nicely written "K"! Enjoy it.

Carver said...

Fantastic post for the day. I didn't even think of kilts in spite of doing kilter.

Dar said...

I feel privileged to come here for I never leave without more knowledge. Thank You.
Love the bagpipes

Meryl said...

I've also been told that nothing is under the kilt but I personally never checked it out (LOL).

Nice blog post!

Tumblewords: said...

Nice K post!

Jama said...

The kilts are so beautiful! I remember at one stage, the kilt- inspired skirt was so popular here.

mrsnesbitt said...

Rumour has it that nothing is under the kilt and the sporon hides what it needs to! lol! Not that I have checked....yet! lol! Our name is scottish - we aren't! lol!
Thanks so much
ABC Team

Unknown said...

very nice blog..first time here but already in love with it

Cildemer said...

A great entry for K day!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy weekend****

MadSnapper said...

i have always loved bagpipes, most of my family do not. i think it is in my genes passed down from my great grandfather from Scotland.

Misfit in Paradise said...

I love kilts! Two of my favorite bands (Korn and Dropkick Murphys) have kilt wearing members.
Donna - ABC Team

rainfield61 said...

Your "K" is full of stories.

January Zelene said...

that's cool! :)

K for Keypad

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics and interesting bits about New Zealand.

I've noticed that kilts are going more popular here. Some guys run road races in them.