Scots slam Facebook for celebrating Saint Andrew’s Day with the Romanian flag


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Scottish Facebook users responded with a mix of bafflement and outrage when the social network apparently suggested people celebrate St Andrew’s Day – with the flag of Romania, BBC informs.

Facebook encourages users to update their status to show friends they are celebrating events such as birthdays and national holidays. The flag suggestion does actually make sense – St Andrew is a patron saint of Romania and several other countries, including Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

The hashtag #StAndrewsDay has been trending in the UK as people send each other good wishes on social media – on Twitter, more than 16,000 people used the hashtag on Monday. However, Scottish users wanting to mark their national day on Facebook tweeted that they were only given the Romanian option, rather than the blue-and-white Saltire. An option featuring the Saltire, Scotland’s national flag, does now appear to be available.

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