Let’s start with the money. Money, money, money. First off, the Scots use
or £s, and this currency is quite unique. For example, they have pound coins! Americans don’t exchange dollar coins in the U.S. Correction: we don’t use dollar coins in everyday transactions. Try buying s Swiffer at a tool store with a Sacagawea gold coin. I guess you could, but it’s not considered normal. Who knows if the cashier would even accept it.
The flag of
Banner O Scotland, or otherwise known as the St. Andrews cross soars on just about every street corner of St. Andrews. Legend has it, the patron saint of Scotland(St. Andrew of course!) was crucified on an X-shapped cross; hence, there is a white cross on the blue flag. This blue and white emblem should make any diligent Scot appreciate their preceding ancestry.
. A Ceilidh is a social gathering, which involves Gaelic music and dance.
Most of the traditional dances require that everyone line up in two groups of four, facing their partner. Then from there, we spin our partner,our partner spins us, and we even pass our partner to others to be spun once more. There is also a good deal of clapping and stopping to the rhythm of the music. The band, consisting of six members, would speed up or slow down the tempo in order to press our comprehension of each dance. It’s a very exhausting and exciting experience.
Veteran participants wear the traditional garb(
, Sporran, Kilt pin, jewelry, etc.), while other participants wear modern versions of the traditional kilt, like tartan trousers.
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