Tartan day celebrations
Tartan Day has been celebrated in Canada since 1986, when the idea of celebrating heritage and our history became a wonderful project in Nova Scotia headed by Jean Watson, Scot of the Year in 2007.
Ms. Watson and her team worked very hard to promote April 6 as Tartan Day, and after 10 years they had every province on board. The date marks the Declaration of Arbroath, signed in 1320 in Scotland.
Did you know that 15% of Canadians claim Scottish heritage, with the Irish claiming a close 14%?
Celebrate with us in 2020 on Parliament Hill - date TBC, or plan a party yourself and get in touch - we want to hear about it!
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14th annual national tartan day celebrations
The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and guests welcome you to join them on the front steps of Parliament Hill at 12 noon, Sunday April 22 for a 1 hour concert of piping, drumming and highland and step dancing. Sign up on the main event page to take part!
Free for everyone - come in your tartans and be counted!
The piping and drumming community in Iqualuit will launch an event this April - come back for details! Northern celtic arts are truly thriving and doing a wonderful job!
The St. Andrew's Society of Toronto is hosting a Tartan Day Dinner and Celeidh Dance on Friday April 6, at the Armour Heights Officers Mess at the Canadian Forcest College, 215 Yonge Blvd, Toronto. Tickets and more information is available at www.standrews-society.ca
new york city, nyc
The famous Tartan Week Parade will take place on April 7, 2017 in downtown Manhattan to massive crowds - information on taking part or going out to cheer everyone on is available at http://nyctartanweek.org/events-2/tartan-day/