National Tartan Day
This April 6th, celebrate the Scottish Declaration of Independence with a day-long celebration. Tartan patterns are used to represent different clans and regions so that everyone can feel included in this unique culture!
Why National Tartan Day?
This day is of utmost importance in the United States because it was modeled from a historical document signed by Scotsmen centuries ago. The National Tartan Day annually celebrates and marks Scottish independence, or more specifically ‘The Declaration Of Arbroath’ which declared their loyalty towards royalty back when they were still living spanning off English rule.
The Declaration of Independence is a very important document in American history because it was signed by people who were either Scottish or had connections to Scotland. A lot more than half (55%) percent) those that practiced Scots-or monetary and became leaders within the new nation, such as George Washington!
How can we celebrate National Tartan Day:
This is a day to celebrate life, and you can do so in many ways.
Be part of a parade
February 11th is a day of celebration in Scotland. The country celebrates this with the annual parades that highlight different traditions, including kilts and bagpipes! People often dress up wearing their national garments for these events which make them an ideal way to observe culture at its finest while also enjoying beautiful music from around the world enjoyed by all who attend without fail every year.
Wear a Kilt and Sporran
Wearing a kilt is an easy and traditional way to celebrate Scotland’s national holiday. You can buy these from many stores once you know about them ahead of time, so don’t worry if yours isn’t ready yet! Most people wear them for this occasion anyways; therefore there’s no need in getting dressed up specifically just because we’re having kids over or anything like that – they’ll love being able to see what everyone else wears while celebrating too (I bet most little ones feel pretty excited at seeing all those flashy outfits). Plus: Sporrans? Everybody needs those…
The kilt without pockets? You’ve come up in the world, guy! The sporran is an essential part of any outfit and will keep your phone safe while you join Scotty enthusiasts on Edinburgh’s streets.
Cook a traditional Scottish meal
The best way to celebrate St. Andrew’s day is with a traditional Scottish dish. There are many dishes that you can prepare, but the most common one is black pudding and Haggis (a type of food). If you are not sure about how to make it or where could find some help there are plenty of online resources available too!
What is a haggis? It’s a dish made of various sheep organs such as the heart, liver, and lungs. The recipe includes oatmeal to boil them in together with suet or beef tallow for flavor! But unlike other black puddings that you may know from England it also contains dried pig’s blood – so if tartans aren’t your thing then maybe pass on this one but don’t forget about all those other yummy flavors waiting just out there…
Post on Social Media
To celebrate National Tartan Day, post photos and videos of yourself with a kilt or when eating Scottish food on social media. When posting these items do so using the hashtag #NationalTartanday to show off your love for this important tradition!
Interesting Facts about National Tartan Day:
The people of Scotland are known for their welcoming nature and friendly accents. They also have several customs that can be traced back centuries, such as celebrating New Year’s Eve on January 31st instead of the typical December 25th date internationally recognized by most countries around the world today due to it being more aligned with our winter season!
The Scottish created a New Year’s Eve song called “Auld Lang Syne.” The lyrics were written by Robert Burns, an influential Scottish poet who lived from 1759 to 18banes(?). He is most well known for writing…
Most people believe that bagpipes first originated from Scotland but this isn’t true! They come direct descent with Ireland’s ancient tradition of shinny games played on pipes; which date back into prehistory as early as 2000 BC. So the next time you hear that screeching sound at a parade or event – remember it’s not just some random noise, but a beautiful and historic melody that’s been accompanying celebrations for centuries!
The people of Scotland have been embracing their ancient language, Gaelic for many centuries. It is still spoken alongside English in the country and taught at schools there as well! The national animal is a Unicorn because it represents courage strength unity among other things which are important to this small yet rich culture.
History of National Tartan Day:
This day of celebration stems from Canada in the mid-1930s. At that time, Scotland only accounted for 15% of its population and on this holiday people come together to mark an important historical moment when they gained their independence from England after signing The Declaration Of Arbroath which gave rights related to forming an independent nation-state
This national holiday originated back during WWI when many European countries dealt with autonomy issues following battles such as France surrendered 4 April 1814 (over two years ago). It’s worth noting what happened here because it led us into CE negotiate treaty) that maintained the territorial integrity of the nations involved and helped to form a foundation for international law.
People of Scottish heritage living in the United States played an important role in campaigning for April 6 to become designated as National Tartan Day. This is a day that celebrates Scotland’s history with America’s independence, and recognizes how much we owe these brave people who helped build our country! Other countries also commemorate this holiday though- Australia adopted theirs last year after voting down another proposal while Canada has observed its version since 2000 called “Scotlands night”.