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    Happy Tartan Day

    Happy National Tartan Day (U.S). The one day a year we recognize all that Scots have done to make the United States a great nation.
    (Other groups get a whole month, but don't get me started on that).
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    According to several websites it is a whole month.
    April is Scottish-American Heritage Month - don't ask me who decided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdkilted View Post
    Happy National Tartan Day (U.S). The one day a year we recognize all that Scots have done to make the United States a great nation.
    (Other groups get a whole month, but don't get me started on that).
    Let's try not to be parochial. Tartan Day is not just an American holiday. Canada, marks it too, and I believe that several other nations may do so as well.

    On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. We celebrate on that date because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish declaration.

    https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/tartan-day

    Let's all look across borders and see one-another.
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    Father Bill - I can't speak to Mr. Marshall's post specifically, but I don't think that he was trying to exclude Canada, simply pointing out that April 6 is the day that the US recognizes Tartan Day. Australia, for instance, celebrates it on July 1.
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    CT, thanks! Only April 4th is officially recognized by a US Senate resolution (and sometimes a Presidential and Gubernatorial pronouncement). There is nothing "official" making the month recognized, and for that matter even April 6th isn't an official holiday since it was never voted on by both houses and signed by the president.

    Father Bill, not trying to exclude anyone but I knew that some used a different date. Just saying that today is the day we celebrate in the US. Since Canada shares this date, wear your tartan with pride.
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    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. In Australia the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan, so the whole thing started here in Canada, go us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    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. In Australia the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan, so the whole thing started here in Canada, go us!
    The Act of Proscription was made law in 1746 but came into effect the following year. It did not ban tartan but the wearing of Highland Clothes by some Men and Boys.

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