National Tartan Day in United Stated

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.

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2016 Wed 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2017 Thu 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2018 Fri 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2019 Sat 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2020 Mon 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2021 Tue 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2022 Wed 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2023 Thu 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2024 Sat 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2025 Sun 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance
2026 Mon 6 Apr National Tartan Day Observance

April 6

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.

National Tartan Day in United Stated

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 in United Stated

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

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