Happy National Tartan Day in United Stated! Every Years National Tartan Day is a US observance on April 6 each year. Tartan day commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was Modelled on. It’s recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish Descent.
Is National Tartan Day a Public Holiday?
National Tartan Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.
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Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. It originated in Canada in the mid-1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s.
What is Canada’s National Tartan Day?
April 6, National Tartan Day-Canadian idea catches on. The idea of a day to celebrate and promote interest in young Nova Scotians about their deep Scottish roots came from a meeting of the Federation for Scottish Clans in the maritime province in 1986. It then became an officially recognized observance in the province.
How do you celebrate Tartan Day?
National Tartan Day parades occur in major cities such as New York on or around April 6. These parades often feature bag-pipe bands playing Scottish music and people dressed in kilts with tartan patterns that represent their Scottish clans.
NATIONAL TARTAN DAY HISTORY
On March 20, 1998, the United States Senate passed Resolution 155, designating April 6th of each year as National Tartan Day. The day recognizes Scottish Americans and their achievements and contributions to the United States. The House passed Resolution 41 on March 9, 2005, and George W. Bush signed the Presidential Proclamation on April 4, 2008.
It was 400 years before the Scots declared, “For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone which no good man give sup except for his life.” – from the Declaration of Arbroath