National Tartan Day is celebrated on April 6 of every year. The day represents the Declaration of Arbroath which was signed in 1320. National Tartan Day is created to celebrate Scottish history and the achievements made by the Scottish people across the world. The day will be celebrated with Highland dancing, pipe bands, and some other Scottish-themed events.
“We fight not for glory, not for riches, not for honors, but for the freedom alone which no real man give sup except for his life.” – The Declaration of Arbroath
History of National Tartan Day
The Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as National Tartan Day on October 21, 2010. He chose April 6 because April 06 is the anniversary of signing the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish declaration of independence) in 1320. The day is originated in Nova Scotia, Canada where the provincial government declared the day an official day. Then the day was spread across the world, with many provinces joining in. It is very surprising to see that 13 governors in the newly established United States were Scottish people and there are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Some scholars may suggest nearly a third of those signers were of Scottish descent. Hence it is a day to celebrate the Scottish history and achievements made by the Scottish people. National Tartan Day is celebrated in the USA and Canada too.
Other Celebrations on April 6
April 6 is also celebrated as
- Plan Your Epitaph Day
- National Caramel Popcorn Day
- New Beer’s Eve
- National Day Of Hope
- National Bookmobile Day
How to celebrate the day
Celebrate Tartan Day by checking the local public websites for parades, events, and ceremonies. Read more things about Scottish History and the achievements made by the Scottish people. For more interesting, wear your tartan and take photos of your family members and friends. Then share those moments on social media’s using the hashtags #TartanDay or #NationalTartanDay.
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