Meal Monday, sometimes also referred as oatmeal Monday, was an academic holiday to permit the Scottish university students of the 17th century to replenish their supplies of food and fuel from their distanced located country homes. Since the students of the ancient Scottish universities lived a compromised lifestyle, their meager diet comprised oatmeal, which they further cooked into the porridge form. The Meal Monday was declared on every second Monday of the month of February. Although the Scottish universities no more grant official Meal Monday holidays, the University of St. Andrews still declares the day as a statutory holiday, especially for the manual staff.
Significance of the oatmeal Monday food