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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Scott View Post
    Why is it 6th April?
    Tartan Day is a celebrated on 6 April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320.

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    Iím getting back from Florida on the 3rd, Iíll see how funds are looking and get back if I can go
    "Everything is within walking distance if you've got the time"

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    I did see the Chicago Scots are having tartan day Tuesday April 3rd at the duke of Perth. Which I would love to attend but prob wonít be able to get down there.

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    That makes perfect sense the actual day falls on a Friday so they have it on a Tuesday
    "Everything is within walking distance if you've got the time"

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    They must be trying to keep attendance epically low
    "Everything is within walking distance if you've got the time"

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    According to Wikipedia

    "Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on 6 April, 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 1 July, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan."
    Animo non astutia

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    I donít see a lot of action on this thread with tartan day so near. So if anyone around wants to get together Friday I would love to see you all. If I donít hear from anyone I can be found at the claddagh in Geneva drinking scotch and showing the Irish how to wear a kilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFarkus View Post
    According to Wikipedia

    "Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on 6 April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320.
    The Declaration of Arbroath of course has absolutely nothing to do with tartan and was but a convenient date at a time of the year when there weren't too many other competing events/occasions.

    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 1 July, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan."
    The Act of Proscription was laid in 1746, the Dress effects only came into force on 01 August 1747 and even then only partially. I took another year before the ban on the wearing of the kilt etc., could be enforced universally across the Highlands. Of note, the wearing of tartan per se was never banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sample m View Post
    I donít see a lot of action on this thread with tartan day so near. So if anyone around wants to get together Friday I would love to see you all. If I donít hear from anyone I can be found at the claddagh in Geneva drinking scotch and showing the Irish how to wear a kilt.
    I apologize for not following up on this. I've been busy with family matters and work. I was going to suggest The Claddagh in Geneva on Randall Road. I will see you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sample m View Post
    I donít see a lot of action on this thread with tartan day so near. So if anyone around wants to get together Friday I would love to see you all. If I donít hear from anyone I can be found at the claddagh in Geneva drinking scotch and showing the Irish how to wear a kilt.
    I am planning on being there at 7:00.

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