It’s almost here! If you haven’t heard of this day before, Scotland’s Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage that takes place on April 6th every year. The day is significant as it commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which affirmed Scotland’s independence from England. It’s also a day to celebrate all the cool things that make Scotland awesome.
Tartan Day is a time to show your Scottish pride, connect with your roots, and celebrate Scottish traditions. It’s a chance to wear your tartan clothes, dance to traditional Scottish music, and sample some delicious Scottish food and drink. Plus, it’s a fun way to learn more about Scottish history and culture.
What can you do to celebrate? Well, there are lots of ways to celebrate Tartan Day. You can wear your kilt or tartan scarf, attend a parade, listen to bagpipes and fiddle music, or try some haggis (if you dare!). You can also watch a Scottish movie or TV show, read a Scottish book, or learn some Gaelic phrases.
Of course, the best place to experience Tartan Day is in Scotland itself. The cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness are all great places to celebrate, with parades, concerts, and other events happening throughout the day. You can also visit St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf and a town steeped in Scottish tradition, to join in the festivities.
Tartan Day is a day to celebrate all things Scottish, from tartan clothing to bagpipes to haggis. Whether you’re Scottish or just Scottish at heart, there are lots of fun ways to celebrate Tartan Day and show your love for this amazing country. So get your tartan on and let’s party like the Scots!