Friday, April 1, 2011

Tartan Day

Did you know Canada.. April 6th is Tartan Day! Falling in the middle of Scotland Week - running April 3 - 10. Canada estimates 15.1% or 4.7 million Canadians claim Scottish descent!

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage - this always occurs on April 6th as this is the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish independence.

It was just on October 21, 2010 that The Government of Canada declared April 6 to be Tartan Day in Canada. It was already being celebrated locally and provincially in many locations but is now recognized federally. It is THE day to wear your tartan and celebrate the Scottish heritage - especially for our 1st National Tartan Day!

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